Aqueous Sol-Gel Synthesis Methods for the Preparation of Garnet Crystal Structure Compounds

  • Aivaras KAREIVA Vilnius University
Keywords: sol-gel, water-based, garnets, nanoparticles

Abstract

In 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.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.17.4.782

Published
2011-11-18
Section
CERAMICS AND GLASSES