Synthesis of bismuth oxide nanoparticles using bismuth nitrate and urea

R. K. Jha, Renu Pasricha, V. Ravi

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A mixture of bismuth nitrate and urea is taken in 1:5 molar ratio and heated on hot water bath. A precipitate is formed on evaporation of the water which on decomposition at 400°C produces nanocrystalline Bi 2O3 particles. Formation of nano crystallites of Bi 2O3 is confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) study. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigations revealed for these powders an average particle size of 50 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalCeramics International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005


  • A. Calcination
  • B. Electron microscopy
  • B. X-ray methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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