Photoinduced hardness change on TiO(2) single crystal surfaces.


The dynamic hardness of rutile TiO(2) single crystal surfaces was investigated using a nanoindentation technique and the hardness increase was observed only in the near-surface region, possibly due to the volume expansion accompanied by the photoinduced high hydrophilicity.

DOI: 10.1039/b903084k

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@article{Shibata2009PhotoinducedHC, title={Photoinduced hardness change on TiO(2) single crystal surfaces.}, author={Tatsuo Shibata and Hiroshi Irie and Kazuhito Hashimoto}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2009}, volume={25}, pages={3735-7} }