Gun'ko V.M.,Institute of Surface Chemistry |
Bogatyrev V.M.,Institute of Surface Chemistry |
Borysenko M.V.,Institute of Surface Chemistry |
Galaburda M.V.,Institute of Surface Chemistry |
And 13 more authors.
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2010
Morphological, structural, electronic, and adsorption characteristics of complex oxides such as fumed silica/alumina and silica/titania, fumed silica with deposited oxides of Mg, Ti, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn and Zr, silica gel with grafted ZrO2, sol-gel titania doped by 3d-metals (Cr, Fe, Mn, V) were compared using adsorption, TEM, AFM, XRD, XPS, Mössbauer and Raman spectroscopy data. It was shown that surface, volume, and phase compositions of oxides, particle size distributions (5 nm-3 μm), specific surface area (SBET ∼ 50-500 m2/g), and porosity (VP ∼ 0.1-2 cm3/g) affected by synthesis technique and subsequent treatment determine electronic structure (bandgap, valence band and core levels structure) of the materials, adsorption of molecules and metal ions as well as other characteristics. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.