Control of crystalline texture in polycrystalline TiO 2 (Anatase) by electrophoretic deposition in a strong magnetic field

Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Tohru Suzuki, Shuji Iimura, Fengqiu Tang, Yoshio Sakka

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Crystalline oriented titania (anatase) thick films have been fabricated by electrophoretic deposition in a strong 12 T magnetic field. Anatase particles in an aqueous suspension are rotated due to their magnetic anisotropy and then deposited on a substrate in a dc electric field. The angle between the directions of the magnetic and electric fields ψ B-E is fixed at specified angles (ψ B-E = 0, 30, 60 and 90°) during the deposition to control the dominant crystalline orientation of the deposits. The crystalline orientation characterized by the X-ray diffraction for the anatase films proves the orientation dependence of anatase upon the ψ B-E angle during the EPD. The crystalline orientation of the anatase films can be controlled by varying the angle of E versus B.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-563
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 11
Externally publishedYes



  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Functional applications
  • Microstructure-prefiring
  • Suspension
  • TiO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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