Synthesis of uniformly porous NiO/ZrO2 particles

Balgis, Ratna and Iskandar, Ferry and Ogi, Takashi and Purwanto, Agus and Okuyama, Kikuo (2011) Synthesis of uniformly porous NiO/ZrO2 particles. Elsevier Material Research Buletin, 46 (5). pp. 708-715.

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    Porous NiO–ZrO2 particles were successfully synthesized using a spray-drying method with polystyrene latex (PSL: 400 nm) as a template and starting materials that included NiO powder (7 nm) and ZrO2 sol (1.2 nm). Porous particles with an average diameter of 4.5 µm and nearly spherical, narrow pores with an average size of ∼300 nm were obtained from the precursor at a pH of 3.7. The Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) surface area of the prepared particles was relatively high—about 27 m2/g. When the solution pH was increased to 9.7, the particle morphology became completely spherical, indicating that the morphology of prepared particles can be controlled by adjusting the pH. Calcinations at 900 and 1200 °C were carried out to estimate the thermal stability of the prepared particles, which had shrinkage of less than 36%. The existence of these pores means that various applications, such as electrodes and catalysts, will be possible for the prepared particles.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    Divisions: Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat - LPPM
    Depositing User: Anis Fagustina
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 02:26
    Last Modified: 03 May 2014 02:26

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