Transition metal atom sites in ternary ZrO2-TiO2-SiO2 xerogels
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Transition metal atom sites in ternary ZrO2-TiO2-SiO2 xerogels. In: 11th International Workshop on Glasses, Cermics, Hydrids and Nanocomposites from Gels (Sol-Gel 2001), ABANO TERME, ITALY, SEP 16-21, 2001. Published in: JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 26 (1-3). pp. 137-141.Full text not available from this repository.
There has been much work on the binary TiO2-SiO2 and ZrO2-SiO2 materials prepared by sol-gel because of the beneficial properties resulting from incorporation of Ti and Zr. In contrast the ternary TiO2-ZrO2-SiO2 xerogels have been relatively little studied. We report the results of a study of those xerogels having Zr:Ti:Si ratios of 5:15:80, 10:10:80 and 15:5:80 heated to 750degreesC and to 1000degreesC. The study includes X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, X-ray absorption spectroscopy at Ti and Zr K-edges, and O-17 MAS-NMR. The study has benefited from close comparison with similar previous studies of the binary systems. The metal atoms in the ternary systems are shown to be predominantly homogeneously mixed in the silica network, as observed for the respective binary systems. The clear exception is for the sample with a minority of Zr, which after heat treatment at 750degreesC shows the presence of phase separation attributed to the formation of an amorphous precursor of ZrTiO4; at 1000degreesC this phase crystallises. In samples with higher Zr content the crystallisation of a ZrO2 tetragonal phase was observed. The data obtained illustrate well the strength of a research methodology in which a common batch of samples is studied using a coherent suite of modern structural probes.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Official Date:||January 2003|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 137-141|
|Title of Event:||11th International Workshop on Glasses, Cermics, Hydrids and Nanocomposites from Gels (Sol-Gel 2001)|
|Location of Event:||ABANO TERME, ITALY|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 16-21, 2001|
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