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|Title:||Time-resolved X-ray powder diffraction study of photoinduced phase transitions in Ti3O5 nanoparticles|
|Author:||Tasca, K. R.|
Johnson, S. L.
|Abstract:||Nanoparticles of Ti3O5 have been reported to show a permanent photoinduced phase transition at room temperature. This suggests that light-induced phase transformations of Ti3O5 nanoparticles may be promising for technological applications. Here, we report a photoinduced semiconductor-to-metal phase transition from beta-Ti3O5 to lambda-Ti3O5 nanoparticles at room temperature observed directly by time-resolved X-ray powder diffraction in a pump-probe setup. The results show a partial structural change, limited by differences between pumped and probed volumes, which persists a few microseconds after excitation. The first step in the relaxation back to the ground state can be described by a single exponential decay with time constant within microsecond timescales. Analysis of the change in lattice constants enables us to estimate an average temperature increase across the phase transition, consistent with a thermally driven process.|
Raios X - Difração
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X-rays - Diffraction
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