The sonochemical preparation of a mesoporous NiO/yttria stabilized zirconia composite

E. Sominski, A. Gedanken, N. Perkas, H. P. Buchkremer, N. H. Menzler, L. Z. Zhang, J. C. Yu

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A sonochemical process for the fabrication of the mesoporous composite NiO/yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is described. Its surface area after the extraction of the surfactant is 193 m2/g for a sample containing 40 atom-% Ni. The main advantages of the sonochemical method, as compared with previous works, are the short reaction time (6 h) and that there is no requirement for the glycolation of the nickel, yttrium, and zirconium ions. The reduction of NiO/YSZ to the corresponding Ni/YSZ is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2003

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Funding Information:
A. Gedanken thanks the BMBF, Germany, for financial support through the Energy Program. E. Sominski is grateful to the Israel Ministry of Absorption for a KAMEA Scholarship. This work was partially funded via a research grant from General Motors Israel.


  • Composite
  • Mesoporous material
  • Nickel
  • Sonochemical process
  • Zirconia


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