The synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline lithium niobate

Chadwick, A.V. and Pooley, M.P. (2003) The synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline lithium niobate. RADIATION EFFECTS AND DEFECTS IN SOLIDS , 158 (1-6). pp. 197-201. ISSN 1042-0150. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Nanocrystalline LiNbO3 powder with grain sizes below 10 nm have been successfully prepared using wet chemical techniques, namely the polymer precursor method (and variations of it) and a double alkoxide sol-gel method. These have grain sizes of 4.5 nm and 1.6 nm respectively which, as far as we are aware, are the smallest nanocrystals of LiNbO3 produced to date. The materials have been characterised using Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (EXAFS) and X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) and compared to samples prepared by High-Energy Ball Milling, which have also been characterised by these techniques.

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 11:14
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 00:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9390 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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