Controlled two-step formation of faceted perovskite rare-earth scandate nanoparticles

Ryan J. Paull, Tiffany Ly, Zachary R. Mansley, Kenneth R Poeppelmeier, Laurence D. Marks

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A general approach to the formation of well-faceted nanoparticles is discussed and successfully applied to the production of several rare-earth scandates. Two steps were used, with higher temperatures first to nucleate the perovskite phase, followed by lower temperatures to smooth the particle surfaces. Exploiting these two different regimes led to smaller nanoparticles with more faceting. This general approach may be tailored to other material systems as a step towards producing shape-controlled nanoparticles for a desired application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number218
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019



  • Nucleation and growth
  • Perovskite
  • Rare-earth scandate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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