Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 1310–1316 | Cite as

Preferentially orientated precipitation in MnTiO3 single crystals

  • H. Takei


Preferentially orientated precipitation of α-TiO2 (rutile) needles in single crystals of MnTiO3 grown by a floating-zone method under a controlled atmosphere of oxygen fugacity was studied. Optical microscopy and X-ray analysis revealed that the orientation relation between the α-TiO2 precipitates and the MnTiO2 matrix is: {000 1}MnTiO3// {111}α-TiO2 and 〈11¯20〉MnTiO3// 〈110〉α-TiO2. The precipitation phenomenon was explained by introducing a nucleation and growth mechanism which was experimentally supported by heat treating experiments.


Oxygen Polymer Precipitation Atmosphere Microscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Takei
    • 1
  1. 1.The Research Institute for Iron, Steel and Other MetalsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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