Synthesis and Nondestructive Characterization of Cr2O3 Nanoparticles-PVA Suspensions
Nanoparticles of chromic oxide (Cr2O3) are widely used in many fields serving as catalysts, wear resistance materials, and advanced colorants. By the reaction system of CrO3 and PVA in aqueous solution, Cr2O3 nanoparticles were prepared via hydrothermal synthesis. We have taken sucrose as reducing agent. The products were loosely agglomerated Cr2O3 particles of 30-80 nm in average particle size calculated from Scherrer’s formula, whose microstructure and the precursor were investigated by SEM. The findings showed that the higher calcination temperatures result in the larger average particle size. Ultrasonic velocity measurements in Cr2O3 nanoparticles suspended in PVA solution were made at different thermal conditions. In the sample Cr2O3+PVA the ultrasonic velocity increases up to 500C and then remains constant. The effort has been made to correlate the ultrasonic velocity/absorption behavior with the magnetic property.
S. Ray, S.K. Nath, A. Kumar, R.C. Agarwala, V. Agarwala, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel
D.K. Singh et al., "Synthesis and Nondestructive Characterization of Cr2O3 Nanoparticles-PVA Suspensions", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 67, pp. 259-264, 2009