Thermo-Optical Properties of Nd0.3Sm0.7NiO3 Ceramic
Nd0.3Sm0.7NiO3 ceramic has been synthesised using a sol-gel method and annealing at oxygen pressure. Nd0.3Sm0.7NiO3 exhibits a reversible metal insulator phase transition which is, in the infrared range, responsible of a thermal-optical contrast. Samples are structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis. The Nd0.3Sm0.7NiO3 thermal – optical contrast is characterized in the mid-infrared range, using reflectance and thermal-optical measurements.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Giancarlo RIGHINI
C. Napierala et al., "Thermo-Optical Properties of Nd0.3Sm0.7NiO3 Ceramic", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 55, pp. 7-12, 2008