Thermal Evolution of Mixed Oxides of Zirconia-Silica Prepared by Sol-gel Route

  • Surbhi Saruchi
  • Sushil Kumar
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The thermal evolution of nanodimensional mixed metal oxides prepared by sol-gel route through structural characterization is reported. ZrO2-SiO2 sol-gel powders were produced using zirconium propoxide and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) as precursors. The gel was dried at 110 °C for 6 h in air. After drying, thermal treatment of as prepared samples was carried out at 650, 875 and 1,100 °C for 4 h. The crystallization of samples and the crystalline phases evolved are related to annealing temperature. The phases of zirconia and silica are identified, and the lattice parameters are calculated using X-ray diffraction. The results suggest that annealing at higher temperature enhances the crystallinity and hence crystallite size of nanodimensional samples.


Thermal evolution ZrO2-SiO2 Sol-gel XRD FTIR 


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Authors gratefully acknowledge University Grants Commission, New Delhi for financial assistance in the form of Major Research Project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Science Laboratory, Department of PhysicsChaudhary Devi Lal UniversitySirsaIndia

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