Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 19–24

A strategic approach for preparation of oxide nanomaterials


DOI: 10.1007/BF02711166

Cite this article as:
Rao, K.J., Mahesh, K. & Kumar, S. Bull Mater Sci (2005) 28: 19. doi:10.1007/BF02711166


A microwave assisted solvothermal method is described for rapid preparation of nano-oxides. This method is based on exploiting differential dielectric constants to induce preferred heating and decomposition of the oxide precursors in the presence of suitable capping agents. This strategic approach has been used to prepare nanopowders of MgO, NiO, ZnO, Al2O3, Fe2O3 and ZrO2.


Microwave synthesisnanomaterialsoxide powders

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Rao
    • 1
  • Krishnamurthy Mahesh
    • 1
  • Sundeep Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia