Watching Nanoparticles Form: An In Situ (Small-/Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering/Total Scattering) Study of the Growth of Yttria-Stabilised Zirconia in Supercritical Fluids

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Understanding nanoparticle formation reactions requires multitechnique in situ characterisation, since no single characterisation technique
provides adequate information. Here, the first combined small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)/wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS)/total-scattering study of nanoparticle formation is presented. We report on the formation and growth of yttria-stabilised zirconia (YSZ) under the extreme conditions of
supercritical methanol for particles with Y2O3 equivalent molar fractions of 0, 4, 8, 12 and 25%.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry: A European Journal
Volume18
Issue number18
Pages (from-to)5759-5766
Number of pages8
ISSN0947-6539
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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