Chloride flux growth of La2Ti2O7 crystals and subsequent nitridation to form LaTiO2N crystals

Hajime Wagata, Nobuyuki Zettsu, Akiko Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Nishikiori, Kunio Yubuta, Shuji Oishi, Katsuya Teshima

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Highly crystalline, platelike La2Ti2O7 were grown from a NaCl flux, and LaTiO2N crystals were obtained by subsequent nitridation under NH3 flow. The TEM analysis indicated that the flux-grown platelike La2Ti2O7 crystals are single-crystalline growing along the a axis. The shapes and sizes of the LaTiO2N crystals were almost unchanged from the La2Ti2O7 precursor. In addition, LaTiO2N crystals remained single-crystalline with a porous nanostructure. The optical absorption edges of the La2Ti2O7 and LaTiO2N crystals were approximately 320 and 600 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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