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The Fabrication of Nano-Particles in Aqueous Solution From Oxyfluoride Glass Ceramics by Thermal Induction and Corrosion Treatment

Hua Yu12*, Nan Hu1, Ya-Nan Wang1, Zi-Lan Wang1, Zong-Song Gan1 and Li-Juan Zhao12*

Author Affiliations

1 Photonics Center, College of Physical Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China

2 Tianjin Key Lab of Photonics Material and Technology for Information Science and The Key Lab of Weak Light Nonlinear Photonics, Ministry of Education, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300457, China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2008, 3:516-520  doi:10.1007/s11671-008-9189-2

Published: 25 October 2008

Abstract

An innovative route is reported to fabricate nano-particles in aqueous solution from oxyfluoride glass by the thermal induction and corrosion treatment in this letter. The investigations of X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscope based on nano-particles in glass ceramics (GCs) and aqueous solution indicate that the nano-particles formed in glass matrix during the thermal induction process are released to aqueous solution and their structure, shape and luminescent properties in glass host can be kept. Owing to the designable composition of the nano-particles during glass preparation process, the method is a novel way to obtain nano-particles in aqueous solution from GCs.

Keywords:
Nano-particles; Glass ceramics; Thermal induction and corrosion treatment