Jun 20 2013
Nanoparticles are microparticles have atleast one dimension less than 100 nm. They are of great scientific interest as they have the potential to effectively bridge between larger materials and atomic or molecular structures.
Neodymium is the second most abundant element of the rare earths after cerium. It can be used for applications that include dielectrics, glass coloring and tinting and permanent magnets. Neodymium nanoparticles are black spherical high surface area particles that are available in high purity, ultra high purity, coated and dispersed forms.
The chemical properties of neodymium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
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The physical properties of neodymium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of neodymium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
Neodymium nanoparticles can be synthesized through reverse micelle method that uses a molecule with a polar head and nonpolar tail, known as a surfactant, to form and contain nanoparticles.
The following are the applications of neodymium nanoparticles:
- Dopant in glass and optical fibers
- Coatings, plastics, nanowires and nanofibers.