Characteristics of Fine WO3 Prepared by Emulsion Evaporation Methods


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Spherical fine powders of tungsten oxide were prepared by emulsion evaporation method. The characteristics of the powders prepared were examined by means of TGA, XRD, SEM and image analyzer. The emulsions were prepared by vigorous mixing of aqueous phase containing tungsten ion and the organic phase containing kerosene, surfactant and paraffin oil. Precursors were made by evaporating the emulsion in the kerosene bath at 160 °C and then calcined at 650 °C. The average particle size of the tungsten oxide powders was 0.6 ㎛ and their shapes were spherical. As the HLB value of the surfactant increased and the concentration of tungsten ions decreased, the mean particle size of tungsten oxide powders decreased whereas agglomeration size increased



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 449-452)

Edited by:

S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi




J. G. Ahn et al., "Characteristics of Fine WO3 Prepared by Emulsion Evaporation Methods ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 721-724, 2004

Online since:

March 2004