NASICON powders having the Na3Zr2Si2PO12 composition were prepared using a sol-gel method. All the reagents used were alkoxides. The precursor solution was rapidly hydrolized in order to get a precipitate, or slowly gelated under exposure to low atmospheric humidity. The slow hydrolysis process was studied using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in liquid phase. 1H, 13C, and 31P NMR spectra were performed. NMR allowed us to identify the advancement of the reaction and the degree of polymerization. NASICON powders were prepared by heating both precursors at various temperatures in the range 800-1200°C for 1h. The phase evolution as a function of the decomposition temperature was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The NASICON prepared from the rapid hydrolysis contained larger amounts of zirconia, while the samples prepared from the slow hydrolysis were almost pure, showing monoclinic structure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1999|
- E. sensors.
- NASICON, sol-gel processes
- Precursors organic
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry