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DANCING BLACK SPHERES!

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DANCING BLACK SPHERES!
http://ssnano.com/inc/sdetail/yttria_stabilized_zirconium_oxide_nanoparticles/325
Nanotechnology takes attention in the recent past. There are several applications of
nanoparticles have entered into a variety of fields such as electronics, optic, cosmetics, medicine
and biotechnology.
Zirconium is one the most popular nanoparticle.It is a very strong, malleable, ductile, lustrous
silver-gray metal. Its chemical and physical properties are similar to those of titanium.
Also, zirconium is extremely resistant to heat and corrosion. Moreover, zirconium is lighter
than steel and its hardness is similar to copper. Zirconium powder is black and is regarded as
very dangerous fire hazard. Zirconium does not dissolve in acids and alkalis.
Zirconium (atomic symbol: Zr, atomic number: 40) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 5 element with
an atomic weight of 91.224. Zirconium silicate is the principal mineral of elemental zirconium.
Zirconium is commercially produced as a byproduct of titanium and tin mining and has many
applications as a opacifier and a refractory material. It is not found in nature as a free
element.
Applications:
The applications of zirconium oxide nanoparticles are given below:
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in ceramics industry in order to make ceramic pigments, porce lain glaze, etc.
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In artificial jewellery industry.
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In making abrasive, insulating and fire-retarding materials.
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In optical storage, light shutters and stereo television glasses.
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