Aqueous Sol-Gel Synthesis Methods for the Preparation of Garnet Crystal Structure Compounds
AbstractIn the present review, the usefulness of aqueous sol-gel processes in the synthesis of garnet crystal structure compounds is discussed. The processing and characterization of yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG), lanthanide-doped YAG, lanthanide aluminium and gallium garnet materials, mixed-metal garnets and garnets containing silicon are described. The synthesis of garnet materials comprising nanoscale architectures is also discussed.
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