Novel process of submicron-scale ceramic rod array formation on metallic substrate

Kazuya Okamoto, Satoshi Hayakawa, Kanji Tsuru, Akiyoshi Osaka

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Nano-scale rods of titania and tungsten oxide were fabricated on metallic titanium and tungsten substrates by heat-treatment in vucuo. The surface structure and morphology were characterized by Thin-film X-ray diffraction analysis (TF-XRD) und scanning electron microscopy. The TF-XRD analysis indicated that the thermal treatment in vacuo (6.7 × 10-2 Pa) gave TiO2 (rutile; PDF#21-1276) and WO3 (PDF#20-1324) nano-scale rod arrays. The mechanism of the nano-scale rod array formation was explained by the structure matching due to topotaxy and the crystal growth habit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalCeramic Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, PacRim6 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Sept 11 2005Sept 16 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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