The stabilization of metal oxide nanocrystals by the addition of alumina

Chadwick, Alan V. and Savin, Shelly L. P. and Pooley, M.P. and Al-Angry, Y. and Rammutla, K.E. and van Eck, Ernst R.H. (2003) The stabilization of metal oxide nanocrystals by the addition of alumina. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 158 (1-6). pp. 209-213. ISSN 1042-0150. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

A problem in the study of nanoparticles is that they will tend to grow at moderate temperatures. For example, most oxides (e.g. SnO2, ZrO2, MgO) will show significant grain growth at 400degreesC. This severely limits experimental studies that require measurements over an extensive temperature range. In this contribution we demonstrate that the incorporation of Al2O3 can significantly restrict grain growth in MgO and ZrO2 even at high temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Chadwick
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2008 11:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 11:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9381 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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