Topotaxial nucleation and growth of TiO2 submicron-scale rod arrays on titanium substrates via sodium tetraborate glass coating

Yongxing Liu, Kanji Tsuru, Satoshi Hayakawa, Akiyoshi Osaka

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A novel approach to fabricate sub-μm scale arrays is demonstrated with the growth of rutile TiO2 on titanium substrates. The fabrication process is template-free, simply involving coating of the titanium substrate with sodium tetraborate glass, Na2O · 2B2O 3: when the glass coating was removed by dissolution in distilled water at 80°C for about 5 h, random or well-ordered submicron-scale rod arrays of rutile were left on the substrate. A glass phase topotaxial (GPT) nucleation and growth mechanism is thought to operate in the crystal growth process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1310
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004



  • Epitaxy
  • Glass coating
  • Titanium
  • Topotaxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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