Surface evolution of rutile TiO2 (1 0 0) in an oxidizing environment

Yingmin Wang*, Oliver Warschkow, Laurence D. Marks

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Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been used to study the rutile TiO2 (1 0 0) surface in an oxidizing environment. By changing annealing conditions, TiO2 surfaces with different morphologies are obtained. We report a new centered (2 × 2) surface reconstruction on this surface. Our experimental data indicates that this is a meta-stable, oxygen deficient structure formed as the disordered surface regains its stoichiometry in an oxidizing annealing environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Electron microscopy
  • Surface morphology
  • Surface reconstruction
  • Titanium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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