Structure of (Ta2O5)(x)(SiO2)(1-x) xerogels (x=0.05, 0.11, 0.18, 0.25 and 1.0) from FTIR, Si-29 and O-17 MAS NMR and EXAFS

Pickup, D.M. and Mountjoy, G. and Holland, M.A. and Wallidge, G.W. and Newport, R.J. and Smith, M.E. (2000) Structure of (Ta2O5)(x)(SiO2)(1-x) xerogels (x=0.05, 0.11, 0.18, 0.25 and 1.0) from FTIR, Si-29 and O-17 MAS NMR and EXAFS. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 10 (8). pp. 1887-1894. ISSN 0959-9428. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A combination of Si-29 and O-17 MAS NMR, EXAFS and FT-IR spectroscopy has been used to study the atomic structure of (Ta2O5)(x)(SiO2)(1 - x) (x = 0.05, 0.11, 0.18 and 0.25) xerogels prepared by reacting partially-hydrolysed tetraethyl orthosilicate with tantalum(V) ethoxide. Amorphous tantala, a-Ta2O5, xerogels have also been prepared and their structures studied in detail for the first time. Results have shown that in all these materials, Ta adopts predominantly 5-fold coordination with respect to oxygen. For the mixed oxide xerogels, partial phase separation of the two component oxides occurs for x > 0.11.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: J.M. Smith
Date Deposited: 08 May 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 11:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15952 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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