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Fine tuning of the sizes and phases of ZrO2 nanocrystals

Xu, Xiangxing and Wang, Xun (2009) Fine tuning of the sizes and phases of ZrO2 nanocrystals. Nano Research, 2 (11). pp. 891-902. ISSN 1998-0124 (print version) ISSN: 1998-0000 (electronic version)

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Monodisperse and pure phase zirconia (tetragonal: T-ZrO2; monoclinic: M-ZrO2) nanocrystals with finely tuned sizes as well as ultrathin T-ZrO2 nanowires have been selectively synthesized by a facile solvothermal method. For the first time, a diagram of the size to effective strain was mapped for both T-ZrO2 and M-ZrO2, which gives a good explanation for the size- and cation doping-dependent stability of the two phases on the sub-10 nm scale. This work may expand our understanding of the phase properties of not only zirconia, but also various other polymorphic nanocrystals.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:7804
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 16:31
Last Modified:30 Nov 2009 16:31

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