Synthesis of faceted crystal grains of titanium nitride using titanium oxides, boron nitride, and sodium

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    Abstract

    Agglomerates of faceted single crystal grains of titanium nitride (TiN) with a size of 1-100 μm were synthesized by heating TiO2, FeTiO3, or TiO and Na in a boron nitride (BN) crucible at 1000-1100°C under an argon atmosphere. Water soluble sodium borates were also produced as a melt phase during the heating. The yield of TiN prepared from TiO2 at 1100 °C was 77%. Wavelength-dispersive X-ray analysis of the TiN single crystal grains revealed that the composition was almost stoichiometric, and the oxygen content was less than 1.2at %. The TiN formation could be regarded as a sort of metathesis reaction, in which the oxygen of TiO2 and the nitrogen of BN were exchanged.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)364-367
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Volume128
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Low-temperature synthesis
    • Single crystals
    • Solid nitrogen source
    • Titanium nitride

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry

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