Growth of an oriented graphitic layer on a TiC nanocube

Tetsuya Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Utsumi, Kou Sasaki, Kunio Shibuki

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Cubic-shaped titanium carbide (TiC), 30-60 nm in size, was sprayed onto aluminum oxide powder and hot pressed at 1800°C. The preferential evaporation of Ti atoms out of the surface resulted in the formation of graphitic layers on the {100} planes of TiC with the following crystallographic relationships: (010)TiC∥(112̄0) graphite; 〈001〉TiC∥〈 0001〉graphite. The oriented graphite layers form a continuous nanocube of carbon, closely analogous to carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3450-3452
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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