Large-scale synthesis of isotropic single-crystalline ScF3 cubes by hydrothermal method

Hu, Lei and Chen, Jun and Pan, Zhao and Deng, Jinxia and Yu, Ranbo and Xing, Xianran (2014) Large-scale synthesis of isotropic single-crystalline ScF3 cubes by hydrothermal method. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97 (5). pp. 1386-1388. ISSN 0002-7820


Scandium fluoride (ScF3) belongs to one of the rare compounds which exhibit isotropic negative thermal expansion. Here, a facile and environmentally friendly hydrothermal synthesis method has been presented. High-quality single-crystalline ScF3 cubes, with an average size of 200 nm, can be easily fabricated in a large scale. Sc(NO3) 3 and NH4HF2 were used as precursors. The as-prepared ScF3 demonstrates cubic symmetry (Pm-3 m), which was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and selected-area electron diffraction. Its uniform morphology and size were characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Furthermore, thermal analysis was also performed in argon gas atmosphere to investigate its thermal stability.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Argon gas atmospheres; Cubic symmetry; Hydrothermal methods; Isotropic negative thermal expansion; Large scale synthesis; Morphology and size; Selected area electron diffraction; Single-crystalline; Optical Devices and Systems; Chemistry; Chemical Reactions; Chemical Products Generally; Atomic and Molecular Physics; Nuclear Physics; Crystalline Solids;
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
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