Synthesis of Zirconia Colloids from Aqueous Salt Solutions

Kangtaek Lee, Arun Sathyagal, Peter W. Carr, Alon V. McCormick

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We monitor the synthesis of ZrO2 colloids from dissolved ZrOCl2·8H2O using quasi-elastic light scattering and cryotransmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). We investigate the effects of both precursor salt concentration and pH on the final size distribution. We find that the initial pH plays the most important role in the final particle size and yield. These trends and cryo-TEM observations help elucidate the roles of nucleation, aggregation, and recrystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-342
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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