Jul 16 2013
Nanoparticles research is a rapidly developing area with a wide range of potential applications in optical, biomedical, and electronic fields. Nanoparticles not only possess excellent structural features, but also very good functional characteristics.
Yttrium is a highly crystalline transition metal that is relatively stable in air in its bulk form. It readily reacts with water and strong acids.
Yttrium nanoparticles have potential electrical, magnetic, optical, catalytic, biomedical and bioscience properties.
The chemical properties of yttrium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
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The physical properties of yttrium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of yttrium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
Yttrium nanoparticles can be synthesized by laser ablation method in an argon atmosphere.
The key applications of yttrium nanoparticles are listed below:
- Coatings, plastics, nanowires, nanofibers and textiles
- Bioimaging and labeling systems