Growth of Na2Ti6O13 whiskers from the high-temperature solutions of NaCl-TiO2 system

Katsuya Teshima, Shiori Sugiura, Kunio Yubuta, Takaomi Suzuki, Morinobu Endo, Toetsu Shishido, Shuji Oishi

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The slow cooling of NaCl-TiO2 mixtures easily grew colorless and transparent Na2Ti6O13 whiskers. The whisker growth was conducted by heating a mixture of TiO2 and NaCl at 1100°C for 10 h, followed by cooling to 500°C at a rate of 5°C·h-1. Whiskers having average sizes of approximately 450 × 10 μm were grown from high-temperature solutions containing Ti of 0.3-13 mol%. The whiskers, which were hexagonal prisms, elongated in the 〈010〉 directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1339
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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