Teoret. i eksperim. khimiya. 2007. Vol.43 No. 1. p. 1-23
Nanoforms of Titanium Carbides: Synthesis and Modeling
A. L. Ivanovskii
Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Ul. Pervomaiskaya, 91, Ekaterinburg 620041, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
The review of the modern results in field of the preparation and computational simulation of the
nanostructures based on the titanium carbide as a typical member of the broad family of d and f metal car-
bides is presented. The possible routes of the synthesis of various Ti-C nanostructures: molecular clus-
ters, nanocrystallites, nanospheres, nanowires, nanorods etc. are summarized; the morphology, atomic
structure and the available physico-chemical properties are described. The theoretical models of the
atomic structure and properties of the novel types of nanoforms for the system Ti-C (endo-,
exo-titanofullerenes, "hybrid" Ti-C nanostructures based on the carbon nanotubes - so called
nano-peapods, nano-cables) are presented. The possible applications of Ti-C nanomaterials - for hydro-
gen storage, as the components of nanoceramics or as spintronic materials are discussed.
titanium carbide, nanostructures, synthesis, properties, simulation.