Preparation of ceria nanoparticles embedded in PMMA using sonochemical technique

Vijaya K. Rangari, D. N. Srivastava, A. Gedanken

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Abstract

Homogeneous distribution of semicrystalline ceria in polymethylmethacrylate has been reported. The ceria has been prepared by sonochemical method, in situ. The as-prepared composite was characterized by XRD, TEM, DSC and TGA methods. An average size of the ceria is found to be ∼ 5 nm by XRD and TEM measurements. The photonic band gap has been measured as 3.55 eV, which is in well agreement with the ceria crystals, indicating absence of a quantum size effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3766-3768
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume60
Issue number29-30
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
VKR and DNS are thankful to the Authorities of the Bar-Ilan University and the Council of Higher Education of Israel, for providing financial assistance in the form of PostDoctoral Fellowships.

Keywords

  • Ceria
  • Nanocomposite
  • Sonochemical

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