Synthesis and physical properties of the hollandite-type titanium oxide KxTi8O16

Yuji Muraoka, Kengo Noami, Takanori Wakita, Masaaki Hirai, Takayoshi Yokoya, Yukako Kayo, Takayuki Muro, Yusuke Tamenori

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Polycrystalline sample of hollandite-type titanium oxide KxTi8O16 has been prepared and studied by magnetization and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Room temperature ferromagnetic behaviour is observed in the magnetic hysteresis measurements. XPS measurements of the Ti 2p3/2 core-level finds that the titanium ions take a mixed valence of Ti4+ and Ti3+. In addition, the valence band spectrum reveals that the 3d electrons tend to local-ize on Ti3+ ions in the hollandite-type TiO2 lattice. Also, analysis of the valence band spectrum shows that the prepared sample is a wide-gap oxide with a band gap of 3.6 eV. These results indicate that the present hollandite-type KxTi8O16 sample can be classified as a TiO2-based wide-gap semiconductor with Curie temperature above room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011


  • Ferromagnetism
  • Hollandite-type
  • TiO
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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