The laboratory prepared zirconium n-butoxide was hydrolysed under an uncontrolled atmosphere by exposing it to air moisture (natural hydrolysis) or adding water solutions at various pH (accelerated hydrolysis) to the alkoxide solutions. Investigations were performed on the effects of the different processes and the pH of the water solutions on the products morphology, crystallinity and phase transformation. XRD, SEM, TEM and SAD were used for these investigations. A strong correlation between crystallite size, calculated with Scherrer formula, and phase transformation was observed in the present work.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering