Synthesis and characterization of highly ordered mesoporous YSZ by tri-block copolymer

I. Ming Hung, De Tsai Hung, Kuan Zong Fung, Min Hsiung Hon

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A highly ordered mesoporous yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) has been successfully prepared by evaporation-induced self-assembly method (EISA) using tri-block copolymer Pluronic F127 as a structure-directing agent and inorganic chlorides as precursors in a non-aqueous medium. The characterization of the mesoporous YSZ materials was carried out by using small angle X-ray diffraction (SAXRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and N2 adsorption/desorption. The well ordered mesoporous YSZ is thermally stable up to 600°C with an average pore size of 5.4 nm and specific surface area of 90 m2/g. The walls of mesoporous YSZ are composed of ∼6.5 nm nano-crystalline domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Porous Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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