Probing Porosity and Pore Interconnectivity in Crystalline Mesoporous TiO2 Using Hyperpolarized Xe-129 NMR

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/jp809740e
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TypeArticle
Journal titleThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces
Volume113
Issue16
Pages65776583; # of pages: 6
Subjecthyperpolarized; porosity; interconnectivity; crystalline; mesoporous; antase; characterization techniques; NMR; spectra; millisecond timescale; mesoporous
AbstractHyperpolarized (HP) 129Xe NMR was used to probe the porosity and interconnectivity of pores in crystalline mesoporous TiO2. We have demonstrated that HP 129Xe NMR can be used to differentiate between similar sized pores within different crystalline phases. Pores of 4 nm size resident in mixed anatase and rutile mesoporous TiO2 phases were identified. Complementary to other pore characterization techniques, HP 129Xe NMR is able to probe the interconnectivity between pores present in these different phases. The cross peaks in 2D exchange (EXSY) NMR spectra between the signals of xenon in two types of pores are visible on millisecond timescale, indicating substantial pore interconnectivity. The obtained information on porosity and interconnectivity is important for the understanding of ion transport mechanisms in mesoporous TiO2 anode materials.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number16181449
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