DANCING BLACK SPHERES!embed
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: in ceramics industry in order to make ceramic pigments, porce lain glaze, etc. In artificial jewellery industry. In making abrasive, insulating and fire-retarding materials. In optical storage, light shutters and stereo television glasses.