Nanoparticle research has gained momentum over the recent years mainly due to the unexpected behavior of the basic elements when their atomic and molecular properties are altered. This article will look into the properties and applications of tantalum oxide.
Tantalum oxide (Ta2O5) nanoparticles are magnetic oxide nanoscale particles having a spherical form. These particles are available in coated, dispersed, nanofluid and ultra high purity forms. Tantalum belongs to Block D, Period 6 while oxygen belongs to Block P, Period 2 of the periodic table.
The following tables list the chemical properties of tantalum oxide.
||Tantalum [Xe] 4f14 5d3 6s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Tantalum oxide nanoparticles appear in the form of a white powder. The table below provides the physical properties of these nanoparticles.
The thermal properties of tantalum oxide nanoparticles are given in the table below:
Given below are some of the chief applications of tantalum oxide:
- Dental imaging, CT Scans and X-rays
- Coatings and plastics
- Nanowires, textiles and nanofibers
- Alloys and catalyst applications.