Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 3484–3490 | Cite as

Facile Synthesis of Ultrafine Gd2O3 Nanoparticles by Polyol Microwave Method

  • Le Huu Trinh
  • Tran Thai HoaEmail author
  • Nguyen Van Hieu
  • Nguyen Duc CuongEmail author


Gd2O3 nanoparticles have been quickly synthesized by a modified polyol method with microwave assistance. Triethylene glycol (TEG) was used as solvent and surfactant stabilizing agent. Systematic characterization of the TEG-coated gadolinium oxide nanoparticles (Gd2O3@TEG) showed that average particle size of 1 nm, 5 nm, and 10 nm could be obtained by changing some synthesis conditions. It was found that, after thermal treatment at 700°C, Gd2O3 nanoparticles showed uniform spherical shape with unchanged average particle size in comparison with the Gd2O3@TEG precursor. This approach is simple and rapid and can be easily scaled up and potentially extended to synthesis of other oxides.


Gd2O3 monodisperse nanoparticles polyol microwave method 


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This work was financially supported by Vietnam’s National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED, Code 104.06-2014.87).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of SciencesHue UniversityHue CityVietnam
  2. 2.Faculty of Hospitality and TourismHue UniversityHue CityVietnam
  3. 3.International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS)Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)HanoiVietnam

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