Structural characterization of zirconia nanoparticles prepared by microwave-hydrothermal synthesis

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Nanocrystalline zirconia powders have been prepared by microwave-hydrothermal synthesis starting from aqueous solution of ZrOCl2 8H2O. Results of investigations on the aqueous suspension stability of the washed zirconia nanopowders by dynamic light scattering showed that the suspension, constituted by superaggregates of nanoparticles (131 10 nm), was stable up to 15 days. Nanopowders were investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy and small angle x-ray scattering measurements which proved that the zirconia nanopowder is constituted by small primary nanoparticles of ca. 8nm that agglomerate forming bigger aggregates of 50 1nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1511-1516
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dispersion Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics


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