Jun 14 2013
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.
The chemical properties of titanium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
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The physical properties of titanium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of titanium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
Titanium nanoparticles can be synthesized by a wet chemical method that employs imidazolium-based ionic liquids under reducing conditions.
The key applications of titanium nanoparticles are listed below:
- Anti-microbials, anti-biotics and anti-fungal agents
- Plastics and soaps
- Aerospace materials
- Optical filters
- Coatings, nanofibers, bandages, nanowires and textiles.