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Neodymium Oxide Nanoparticles

Neodymium Oxide Nanoparticles

Neodymium Oxide Nanopowder
Product No NRE-3041
CAS No. 1313-97-9
Formula Nd2O3
APS <100nm  (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color Bluish Gray
Molecular Weight 336.4782 g/mol
Density 7.24 g/cm3
Melting Point 2,233 °C
Boiling Point 3,760 °C

Neodymium Oxide Nanoparticles Applications:

Catalysts and catalyst supports; Sintering additives; Coloring agent of glass and ceramics; Dopants (for high-efficiency solid-state lasers); Additives for Mg or Al alloys and polymers.

Neodymium oxides are widely used in photonic applications, as components for advanced materials (e.g. high temperature ceramics and superconductors), as components of catalytic systems (oxidative coupling of methane, N2 decomposition, dehydrogenation of alcohols, high-temperature processes) and in many special applications (among others, to simulate the actinide oxides during testing the new materials as a host matrix for long life nuclear wastes). Moreover, thin films of Nd2O3 are of interest for many other purposes such as optical antireflection coatings, gate insulators and protective coatings. For most of these applications the ultrafine (in nanometric scale) neodymium oxide with well-defined particle morphology is the most interesting material. Neodymium oxide is usually prepared by the well-known chemical synthesis including sol–gels process with alkoxides as precursors. Because of the difficulties in the synthesis of rare earth alkoxides their usage as precursors is, however, unfavourable. We propose therefore, a modified sol–gel method using solvothermal treatment and simple neodymium salts. In this work, nanocrystalline neodymium oxide as well as it precursors were prepared by solvothermal treatment using alcohol or water as solvent and neodymium acetate or nitrate as raw material. The main purpose was to obtain Nd2O3 nanoparticles with various morphology.