Fabrication of metastable ZrO2-x single nano-sized particles

M. Nagashima, T. Nakayama, S. Yamanaka, M. Fujikane, Y. Hayashi, T. Sekino, T. Kusunose, K. Niihara

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Metastable ZrO2-x particles were successfully prepared by inert gas condensation (IGC) process. To control oxygen vacancies in metastable ZrO2-x, the samples were annealed between 100 and 400 °C for 2 h under low oxygen partial pressures (PO2 = 10-15 Pa). After annealing, metastable ZrO2-x samples with various oxygen vacancies (0.26<x<0.81) were successfully fabricated; also, the particle sizes were less than 10 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4023-4027
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number24-25
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Inert gas condensation
  • Metastable
  • Nonequilibrium
  • Oxygen vacancies
  • Single nano-sized particle
  • Zirconium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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