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Title
  • In situ FT-IR study on the homogeneous nucleation of nanoparticles of titanium oxides from highly supersaturated vapor
Creator

Ishizuka, Shinnosuke

Kimura, Yuki

Yamazaki, Tomoya

Rights
    • 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Subject
  • Other Nucleation
  • Other Physical vapor deposition process
  • Other Nanomaterials
  • Other Oxides
  • NDC 420
Description
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  • The formation of nanoparticles of titanium oxides by homogeneous nucleation from highly supersaturated vapors was investigated by in situ Fourier transform IR spectroscopy and by observation of the resulting nanoparticles by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Titanium metal was thermally evaporated in a specially designed chamber under a gaseous atmosphere of oxygen and argon. Nano particles nucleated and subsequently grew as they flew freely through the oxidizing gas atmosphere. Nascent nanoparticles of titanium oxides showed a broad IR absorption band at 10-20 mu m. Subsequently, the cooled nanoparticles showed a sharp crystalline anatase feature at 12.8 mu m. TEM observations showed the formation of spherical anatase nanoparticles. The IR spectral evolution showed that the titanium oxides nucleated as metastable liquid droplets, and that crystallization proceeded through secondary nucleation from the supercooled liquid droplets. This suggests that history of the titanium oxide nanoparticles, such as the temperature and oxidation that they experience after nucleation, determines their polymorphic form. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
PublisherElsevier
Date Issued 2016-09-15
Languageeng
NIItypejournal article
VersiontypeAM
Identifier URI http://hdl.handle.net/2115/71530
Relation
  • isIdenticalTo DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2016.06.036
Journal
    • ISSN 0022-0248
    • Journal of crystal growth
    450, 168-173
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