A simple and versatile sol-gel method for the synthesis of functional nanocrystalline oxides

Silvia Licoccia*, Riccardo Polini, Cadia D'Ottavi, Francesca Serraino Fiory, M. Luisa Di Vona, Enrico Traversa

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Abstract

M xO y nanometric powders (Nb 2O 5, In 2O 3, and ZrO 2) have been efficiently synthesized at low temperatures with the use of simple precursors and with no acid or base catalysis or stabilizing agents. The powders have been characterized by Thermogravimetry/Differential Thermal Analysis, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. The oxides obtained have well-defined crystalline structures, exhibit homogeneity, and crystallite sizes ranging from 9 to 16 nm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-595
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Nanocrystalline Oxides
  • SEM
  • Sol-Gel Method
  • Thermal Methods
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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