Synthesis of Nd:YAG Powders by the Co-Precipitation Method
Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd:YAG) transparent ceramic doped with Nd have predominantly chemical stability, excellent optical quality and high temperature stability, it is becomeing a substitute for single crystal, had already become new generation laser material, have important strategic sense in the laser and the superelevation powders laser system. Al(NO3)3·9H2O, Y2O3, Nd2O3,(NH4)2SO4 and NH4HCO3 are raw material, TEOS is additive and ethylene glycol(EG). Nd:YAG precursor powders witch is Homogeneously dispersed, little agglomerated, pure YAG phase, different Nd3+ doped density were prepared by the co-precipitation method. The Nd:YAG ceramic powders were characterized by TG-DTA, XRD, FT-IR.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
X. Y. Zou et al., "Synthesis of Nd:YAG Powders by the Co-Precipitation Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 3306-3309, 2011