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Embedded of neodymium oxide nanoclusters in silica
Author(s): S. Duhan; M. Singh
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Paper Abstract

The solgel process successfully prepared Nd2O3 / SiO2 nanocomposites. After drying in air at 85°C for three days, samples were heat treated, in air, at 750, 950, 1150 and 1250°C. Characterizations were made by, Infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. Mechanisms of neodymium oxide nano clusters formation in the densified silica matrix with respect to thermal treatment are discussed. XRD profiles confirm the crystallinity of the nanoclusters. The size of the nanoclusters was found in the range 15-30nm.

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Date Published: 28 June 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6732, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2007: Laser-assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies, 67321N (28 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.752207
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S. Duhan, Guru Jambheshwar Univ. of Science and Technology (India)
M. Singh, Guru Jambheshwar Univ. of Science and Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6732:
International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2007: Laser-assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies

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