CVD synthesis of Al2O3 nanotubular structures using a powder source

Si Jung Park, Doo Jin Choi

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Alumina (Al2O3) 1D nanotubular structures were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) using aluminum (Al) and Al 2O3 powder sources at a temperature of 1300 °C and a pressure of 100 Pa. At present, no research has been published regarding the synthesis of α-phase Al2O3 nanotubes using only a powder source. In this work, we attempted to grow α-phase Al 2O3 nanotubes without catalysts. As-deposited nanotubular structures had an irregular and ragged surface morphology that was related to the boundary layer thickness. Moreover, complementary nanotubular structures can be obtained via an annealing process. A model to describe the irregular nanotubular structure formation was suggested, and the effect of the boundary layer thickness was demonstrated in our experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7923-7929
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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