In the present work a series of design rules are developed in order to tune the morphology of TiO2 nanoparticles through hydrothermal process. Through a careful experimental design, the influence of relevant process parameters on the synthesis outcome are studied, reaching to the develop predictive models by using Machine Learning methods. The models, after the validation and training, are able to predict with high accuracy the synthesis outcome in terms of nanoparticle size, polydispersity and aspect ratio. Furthermore, they are implemented by reverse engineering approach to do the inverse process, i.e. obtain the optimal synthesis parameters given a specific product characteristic. For the first time, it is presented a synthesis method that allows continuous and precise control of NPs morphology with the possibility to tune the aspect ratio over a large range from 1.4 (perfect truncated bipyramids) to 6 (elongated nanoparticles) and the length from 20 to 140 nm.

Machine learning approach for elucidating and predicting the role of synthesis parameters on the shape and size of TiO2 nanoparticles / Pellegrino, Francesco; Isopescu, Raluca; Pellutiè, Letizia; Sordello, Fabrizio; Rossi, Andrea M; Ortel, Erik; Martra, Gianmario; Hodoroaba, Vasile-Dan; Maurino, Valter. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 10:1(2020), p. 18910. [10.1038/s41598-020-75967-w]

Machine learning approach for elucidating and predicting the role of synthesis parameters on the shape and size of TiO2 nanoparticles

Rossi, Andrea M
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2020

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In the present work a series of design rules are developed in order to tune the morphology of TiO2 nanoparticles through hydrothermal process. Through a careful experimental design, the influence of relevant process parameters on the synthesis outcome are studied, reaching to the develop predictive models by using Machine Learning methods. The models, after the validation and training, are able to predict with high accuracy the synthesis outcome in terms of nanoparticle size, polydispersity and aspect ratio. Furthermore, they are implemented by reverse engineering approach to do the inverse process, i.e. obtain the optimal synthesis parameters given a specific product characteristic. For the first time, it is presented a synthesis method that allows continuous and precise control of NPs morphology with the possibility to tune the aspect ratio over a large range from 1.4 (perfect truncated bipyramids) to 6 (elongated nanoparticles) and the length from 20 to 140 nm.
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