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Title: Effect of sintering time on particle size of rare earth compounds (R = Nd) prepared by wet chemical method
Authors: Duhan, Surender
Keywords: Oxides;Nanostructures;Metals;Glasses;Elements;FTIR;Scanning electron microscopy
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Microstructure of nanocrystalline Nd2O3 supported on amorphous SiO2 upon heat treatment in air at 700°C for 8-32 h has been studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformation infrared (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It has been found that the annealing time and sintering temperature played a pivotal role to obtain hexagonal and cubic neodymium oxide. The sample calcined at constant sintering temperature 700°C for 32 h was cubic Nd2O3 nanocrystallites with average size ~10 nm.
Page(s): 872-875
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.47(12) [December 2009]

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