Low-temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline zinc titanate materials with high specific surface area

Eiji Hosono, Shinobu Fujihara, Megumi Onuki, Toshio Kimura

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Nanocrystalline zinc titanate (ZnTiO3) was synthesized at low temperatures through the combination of a sol-gel processing and a polymer binder method. ZnTiO3 powders of ∼5 nm in size were obtained by heating pastes, which were composed of a Zn-Ti methanolic solution containing acetylacetone and an organic polymer binder, at 500°C in air. Thermal decomposition behavior of the pastes was analyzed by thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis. Crystallinity of ZnTiO3 was examined by transmission electron microscopy. The BET measurement revealed that the powders had a relatively high specific surface area of 106 m2/g.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1785-1788
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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