Anatase TiO2 single crystals with a large percentage of reactive facets

@article{Yang2008AnataseTS,
  title={Anatase TiO2 single crystals with a large percentage of reactive facets},
  author={Hua Gui Yang and Cheng Hua Sun and Shi Zhang Qiao and Jin Zou and Gang Liu and Sean C. Smith and Hui Ming Cheng and G Q Max Lu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={453},
  pages={638-641}
}
Owing to their scientific and technological importance, inorganic single crystals with highly reactive surfaces have long been studied. Unfortunately, surfaces with high reactivity usually diminish rapidly during the crystal growth process as a result of the minimization of surface energy. A typical example is titanium dioxide (TiO2), which has promising energy and environmental applications. Most available anatase TiO2 crystals are dominated by the thermodynamically stable {101} facets (more… CONTINUE READING