Selective kinetic growth and role of local coordination in forming Al 2 TiO 5 -based coatings at lower temperatures
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Negative thermal expansion is an elusive property found among certain materials, whose potential applications have remained limited due to the many challenges faced in their synthesis. Herein, we report the successful formation of aluminium titanate-based coatings (Al2TiO5), a material renowned for its low-to-negative thermal expansion, by the co-deposition of aluminium-isopropoxide and titanium-isopropoxide in a hot-wall chemical vapour deposition instrument. While coatings grown at 450 °C were amorphous as-deposited, a short-range order into the Al2TiO5-phase was found and analysed by using Raman spectroscopy. Upon subsequent annealing at 700 °C for 3 hours, crystalline coatings were achieved without forming any binary phases. The selective synthesis of the Al2TiO5 phase is ascribed to the precursors' inherent chemical similarities, resulting in a kinetic targeting of this phase and a short-range homogeneity, entailing its preferred crystallisation. The role of local coordination is expressed by demonstrating the formation of intergrowth phases ascribed to lower coordinating interstices in the compound. Both the formation and crystallisation temperatures reported herein, as well as the timescales needed for the synthesises, are considerably lower than any conventional adopted solid-state techniques used so far to attain the Al2TiO5 phase.

TEM

CVD

Författare

Sebastian Öhman

Uppsala universitet

Ren Qiu

Chalmers, Fysik, Mikrostrukturfysik

Tomas Edvisson

Uppsala universitet

Olof Bäcke

Chalmers, Fysik, Mikrostrukturfysik

Tobias Törndahl

Uppsala universitet

Mats Boman

Uppsala universitet

Materials Advances

2633-5409 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 17 5737-5751

Ämneskategorier

Oorganisk kemi

Materialteknik

Keramteknik

Materialkemi

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Infrastruktur

Chalmers materialanalyslaboratorium

Styrkeområden

Materialvetenskap

DOI

10.1039/d1ma00428j

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