Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 18, pp 6126–6129 | Cite as

Synthesis of Y2O3 with nestlike structures

  • Chaoquan Hu
  • Zhenghong GaoEmail author

Fabrication of nano- to microscopic-scale inorganic materials with special morphology is of great interest for materials chemistry due to their importance in basic scientific research and potential technological applications [1, 2, 3, 4]. Very recently, self-assembly of nanostructured building blocks has become an active research field in materials synthesis. Strategies based on self-assembly have a number of advantages: First, they can carry out many of the most difficult steps in nanofabrication that involve atomic-level modification of structure. Second, they create stable constructs having a low level of defects and can be applied to many structures and materials [5].

Yttrium oxide (Y2O3) is an important engineering material in many fields due to its chemical and physical properties, such as high permittivity [6], high melting point, a relatively large band gap energy etc. For example, Y2O3could be used as a waveguide material due to its high refractive index, or as a buffer...


Y2O3 Yttrium Oxide Reaction Stage Active Research Field Calculated Lattice Constant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Institute of ScienceTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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