Characterization of the MgO Nano Powder Synthesized by Using a Liquid Phase Precursor Method for Plasma Display Panels Protecting Layer
The characterization of MgO nano powders that were synthesized using a conventional firing liquid phase precursor, rapid firing liquid phase precursor and rapid cooling firing liquid phase precursor were investigated as a function of the heating and cooling rates and the concentration of the impregnated Mg(NO3)2·6H2O solution from 1 to 20%. The relative intensity of diffraction peak in the MgO nano powder increased with increasing firing temperature from 800 to 1200 °C, indicating a higher crystalline MgO nano powder. In addition, the relative intensities of the MgO nano powder synthesized at the designated temperature showed similar behavior regardless of the impregnated Mg(NO3)2·6H2O solution concentration from the XRD analysis. The field emission scanning electron microscope and high resolution transmission electron microscope analysis showed that the size and shape of the MgO nano powder can be controlled by the temperature, the firing and cooling processes, and the impregnated Mg(NO3)2·6H2O solution concentration. Moreover, the CL spectra of the synthesized MgO nano powders showed a higher luminance efficiency than commercial MgO nano powder.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-02-01
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