Titanium (Ti) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Manufacturing Process
Applications

Introduction

Nanoparticles possess not only excellent structural features but also very good functional features. The potential for nanoparticles in industrial applications, disease diagnoses, medical imaging and other fields is immense with scientists continually exploring new uses.

In its metallic form, titanium is not only strong and light in weight, but also highly resistant to corrosion. Therefore, it can be used in aerospace and military applications.

Titanium nanoparticles have improved strength and radiation resistance. They have high transparency to visible light and high UV absorption.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of titanium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Ti
CAS No. 7440-32-6
Group 4
Electronic configuration [Ar] 3d2 4s2

Physical Properties

The physical properties of titanium nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Molar mass 47.86 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of titanium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 1660°C 3020°F
Boiling point 3287°C 5949°F

Manufacturing Process

Titanium nanoparticles can be synthesized by a wet chemical method that employs imidazolium-based ionic liquids under reducing conditions.

Applications

The key applications of titanium nanoparticles are listed below:

  • Anti-microbials, anti-biotics and anti-fungal agents
  • Plastics and soaps
  • Aerospace materials
  • Optical filters
  • Microsensors
  • Coatings, nanofibers, bandages, nanowires and textiles.

Source: AZoNano

Date Added: Mar 31, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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