Growth of TiO2 nanorods by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

Siddhartha K. Pradhan, Philip J. Reucroft, Fuqian Yang, Alan Dozier

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The growth of TiO2 nanorods on a WC-Co substrate by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition has been observed by SEM and TEM. The nanorods diameter and length were about 50-100nm and 0.5-2μm, respectively. Nanorod growth was observed at 500°C, while mostly particles were deposited at 600°C and a thin coating was formed at 400°C. It appears that the presence of cobalt catalyzes the directional growth of TiO2 and NH3 enhances this growth behavior. In the presence of NH3, thinner and longer nanorod growth was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 2003


  • A3. Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition
  • B1. Nanorods
  • B1. Nanowires
  • B1. Titanium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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