Formation of anatase porous ceramics by hydrothermal hot-pressing of amorphous titania spheres

Kazumichi Yanagisawa, Koji Ioku, Nakamichi Yamasaki

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Anatase porous ceramics were produced at low temperatures below 350°C by hydrothermal hot-pressing of amorphous titania consisting of spherical particles prepared by hydrolysis of titanium tetraethoxide. After fine anatase crystals were formed in the original amorphous spheres by hydrothermal hot-pressing, the spherical particles were deformed and the fine anatase crystals flowed into the interstices among the original spheres by compression from outside the autoclave to form a compact with homogeneous distribution of fine pores. The fine anatase crystals in the compacts were bonded together by dissolution and deposition to form a compact with high mechanical strength. The porous anatase ceramics with open pores were prepared by drying in air after removing water which had occupied the pores in the compacts during hydrothermal hot-pressing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1306
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 May
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ceramics and Composites

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