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Detonation synthesis of ZrO2 by means of an ammonium nitrate-based explosive emulsion

Gibot, Pierre and Quesnay, François and Nicollet, Christian and Laffont, Lydia and Schnell, Fabien and Mory, Julien and Spitzer, Denis Detonation synthesis of ZrO2 by means of an ammonium nitrate-based explosive emulsion. (2020) Solid State Sciences, 108. 106405. ISSN 1293-2558

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2020.106405


A zirconium (IV) oxide powder was successfully synthesized from the detonation of an explosive emulsion previously mixed with zirconium sulfate tetrahydrate salt (Zr(SO4)2·4H2O) as a ceramic precursor. After detonation of the energetic mixture in a detonation tank, the as-synthesized ceramic material was purified and characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission and scanning electron microscopy techniques, nitrogen physisorption and dynamic light scattering. The ceramic powder is made of crystalline nanosized particles exhibiting a homogeneous sphere-like morphology. An attempt to explain the oxide ceramic synthetic mechanism is discussed. The detonation synthetic route implementing high temperatures and high pressures in a short time may be seen as an encouraging method for large-scale production of nanopowder.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Strasbourg - UNISTRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint-Louis - ISL (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
French National Centre for Scientific Research - CNRS (FRANCE) - French German Research Institute of Saint-Louis - ISL (FRANCE) - University of Strasbourg - UNISTRA (FRANCE)
Deposited On:14 Jan 2021 09:32

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