Comparison of two different precipitation routes leading to Yb doped Y2O3 nano-particles
2007 (English)In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, Vol. 27, no 4, 1991-1998 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two different precipitation routes leading to (YbxY1−x)2O3 nano-particles (with x = 0; 0.027; and 0.31) were compared, namely, precipitation of hydroxynitrate platelets and amorphous carbonate spherical particles. For both methods, the particle morphology was observed by scanning electron microscopy. X-ray diffraction studies of the unit cell, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and inductive coupled plasma spectroscopy were used to check the ytterbium distribution. The precipitation of amorphous carbonate was found to produce particles with uniform morphology and homogeneous distribution of ytterbium, while hydroxide precipitation favours the formation of hard and dense ytterbium-rich agglomerates. These differences are discussed in terms of precipitation, growth and agglomeration behaviour. The sinterability of both resulting powders is also discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 4, 1991-1998 p.
Powders-chemical preparation; Doping; Defects; Sintering; Y2O3
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39702DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.05.103Local ID: 50853OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-39702DiVA: diva2:260551