Europium Oxide (Eu2O3) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

The prospects for using nanomaterials with diameters of <100 nm in a number of applications is being widely researched around the world today.

This article discusses the properties and applications of europium oxide nanoparticles. Europium is a Block F, Period 6 element, while oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.

Europium oxide nanoparticles appear in white powder form. They are graded as an irritant, and can cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritations. These particles are insoluble in water, and moderately soluble in strong mineral acids.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of europium oxide nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Eu2O3
CAS No. 1308-96-9
Group Europium 3
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Europium [Xe] 4f7 6s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Europium 86.36
Oxygen 13.63

Physical Properties

The physical properties of europium oxide nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 7.42 g/cm3 0.268 lb/in3
Molar mass 351.92 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of europium oxide nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 2,350° C 4,262° F

Applications

The key applications of europium oxide nanoparticles are as follows:

  • In phosphors for lamp
  • In color TV, X-ray and other luminescent materials
  • In glass and crystal

Source: AZoNano

 

Date Added: Apr 6, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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