Fine-grained, high surface area ceramic powders that are commonly used for electronic applications were synthesized by the evaporative decomposition of solutions technique from acetate and nitrate precursors. The powder characteristics were similar in all cases; however, the particulate morphology was dependent upon the precursor salt. The nitrates formed hard, spherical aggregates while the morphologies of the acetate-derived powders ranged from hard aggregates to fine, aggregate-free particles. The results are discussed in terms of the decomposition behavior and physical characteristics of the precursor salts.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry