The nanoparticle-coating process: A potential sol-gel route to homogeneous nanocomposites

Andrew J. Ruys, Yiu Wing Mai

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A sol-gel process was developed for fabricating inherently homogeneous nanocomposites involving: (a) precipitation of nanoparticles; (b) coating the nanoparticles with a film of matrix phase, and; (c) powder forming and sintering. Die-pressed ZrO2(nanoparticle)-glass(matrix) specimens were pressureless sintered at 1100°C. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of these partially sintered specimens revealed a uniform arrangement of nanopores (~10-8 m), suggesting homogeneous ZrO2 nanoparticle distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramic composites
  • Glass
  • Nanocomposites
  • Sol-gel
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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