Fine-structured oxide ceramics from a novel replication method

Bora Ye, Eok Soo Kim, Mincan Cui, Jeehyeong Khim, Jeong Min Baik, Hong Dae Kim

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Fine-structured oxide ceramics sintered bodies with sub-micrometer scales were fabricated by a replication method from mixed slurry of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and nanosized ceramic particles in water. By using this replication method and burn-out at various sintering temperatures, fine-structured line and space patterns with sizes as small as 300 nm were fabricated on surfaces of TiO2 and ZnO. The mechanism of pattern deformation was investigated and a general expression to predict the minimum pattern size was proposed based on the relationship between pattern size and grain size. The results demonstrated the feasibility of using this simple method to produce sintered oxide ceramic materials with various compositions and structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10872-10878
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was financially supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning ( 20152510101820 ) and the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology ( 1711034178 ). We would like to express our sincere thanks to them for the support.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l.


  • Ceramics patterning
  • Pattern deformation
  • Polyvinyl alcohol
  • Replication
  • Shrinkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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