Mesostructure of yttrium and aluminum basic salts coprecipitated from aqueous solutions under ultrasonic treatment

  • A. D. YapryntsevEmail author
  • N. N. Gubanova
  • G. P. Kopitsa
  • A. Ye. Baranchikov
  • S. V. Kuznetsov
  • P. P. Fedorov
  • V. K. Ivanov
  • K. V. Ezdakova
  • V. Pipich


The influence of ultrasonic treatment on the micro- and mesostructures and fractal characteristics of amorphous powders of yttrium and aluminum basic salts (precursors for the synthesis of neodymium-activated yttrium–aluminum garnet, Nd:YAG, which were coprecipitated from aqueous solutions by different precipitants, namely, aqueous solutions of ammonia and ammonium bicarbonate) is studied. It is established that ultrasonication applied during the precipitation of the aforementioned powders does not significantly change the structure of the obtained materials but always leads to the formation of structures with a less homogeneous nuclear density, i.e., a more developed surface area. Moreover, the ultrasound-assisted precipitation of the hydroxocompounds by ammonium hydrocarbonate results in a certain increase in the surface fractal dimension and the degree of aggregation for mass-fractal aggregates of particles.


ultrasonic treatment ultrasmall-angle neutron scattering fractal dimension mesostructure yttrium-aluminum garnet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Yapryntsev
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • N. N. Gubanova
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. P. Kopitsa
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Ye. Baranchikov
    • 4
  • S. V. Kuznetsov
    • 5
  • P. P. Fedorov
    • 5
  • V. K. Ivanov
    • 4
    • 6
  • K. V. Ezdakova
    • 2
  • V. Pipich
    • 7
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteNational Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”GatchinaRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Silicate ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Prokhorov General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  6. 6.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia
  7. 7.JCNS, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Outstation at MLZGarchingGermany

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