Alumina-induced reconstruction on annealed (001) surfaces of rutile

Jingyue Liu, L. Wang, J. M. Cowley

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The rutile (TiO2) (001) surfaces are found reconstructed due to the addition of alumina during high temperature (1500°C) annealing in an oxygen atmosphere. Reflection electron microscopy images showed that the configuration of the surface steps changed remarkably upon the structural change from unreconstructed to reconstructed surfaces. The diffusion processes of alumina on rutile (001) surfaces are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L293-L299
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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