The stabilization of metal oxide nanocrystals by the addition of alumina

Chadwick, Alan V., Savin, Shelly L. P., Pooley, M.P., Al-Angry, Y., Rammutla, K.E., 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. (doi:10.1080/1042015021000052511) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1042015021000052511
Uncontrolled keywords: Nanocrystals, Zirconia, EXAFS, NMR
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Chadwick
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2008 11:19 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 08:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9381 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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