Structure of Nanocrystalline Titania Ceramics Studied by X-ray Diffraction, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Thermal Phonon Kinetics
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- Ivanov, V.V., Ivanov, S.N., Karban, O.V. et al. Inorganic Materials (2004) 40: 1233. doi:10.1023/B:INMA.0000048229.50868.cb
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The structure of TiO2 nanocrystalline ceramics prepared from two types of nanopowders by shock compression followed by sintering in a conventional resistance furnace or via microwave heating is investigated by x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and thermal phonon kinetics. The results demonstrate that microwave sintering ensures a denser ceramic microstructure as compared to conventional sintering. Data are presented on the structure and thickness of intergranular films in the titania ceramics prepared by the two sintering processes.