JOURNAL OF CERAMIC PROCESSING RESEARCH, v. 16, NO 4, Page. 385-391
For the first time, we report the fabrication of one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures of Zn2Ti3O8. We heated the TeO2/TiO2 core-shell nanowires in a Zn-containing environment. The variation in heating temperature drastically changed the morphology and structure of the composite nanowires, obtaining the 1D nanostructures of Zn2Ti3O8 at 700 degrees C. A photoluminescence (PL) study indicated that annealing at 700 degrees C generated a PL band at 2.5 eV in the green region, originating from the Zn2Ti3O8 structure. These findings may pave the way to fabrication and applications of novel composite nanostructures.