Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 13, Issue 3–4, pp 225–230 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of highly ordered mesoporous YSZ by tri-block copolymer

  • I-Ming Hung
  • De-Tsai Hung
  • Kuan-Zong Fung
  • Min-Hsiung Hon


A highly ordered mesoporous yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) has been successfully prepared by evaporation-induced self-assembly method (EISA) using tri-block copolymer Pluronic F127 as a structure-directing agent and inorganic chlorides as precursors in a non-aqueous medium. The characterization of the mesoporous YSZ materials was carried out by using small angle X-ray diffraction (SAXRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and N2 adsorption/desorption. The well ordered mesoporous YSZ is thermally stable up to 600C with an average pore size of 5.4 nm and specific surface area of 90 m2/g. The walls of mesoporous YSZ are composed of ∼6.5 nm nano-crystalline domains.


Mesoporous YSZ Tri-block copolymer Nano-crystallite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I-Ming Hung
    • 1
  • De-Tsai Hung
    • 1
  • Kuan-Zong Fung
    • 1
  • Min-Hsiung Hon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Dayeh UniversityChanghuaTaiwan

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