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Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanopowder

CAS Number 1314-36-9

2D Semiconductor Materials, Low Dimensional Materials


Product Code M2397A1-50g
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Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanopowder, < 50 nm average particle size, >99.999% purity

High purity Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanopowder for applications in biomedical imaging, solar energy processes, lithium-ion batteries, and rare-earth-doped lasers


Yttrium oxide (Y2O3), known as yttria, a highly stable rare earth heavy metal oxide. It is widely used to make phosphors Eu:Y2Owhich exhibits sharp red emissions.

Y2O3 films exhibit excellent electronic properties such as optical transparency over a broad spectral range (0.2 – 8 μm), high dielectric constant (∼ 14 – 18), high refractive index (∼ 2), large band gap (∼ 5.8 eV), low absorption (from near-UV to IR), and superior electrical break-down strength (> 3 MV/cm). Yttrium oxide, as an important phosphor material, has been widely applied in fields of white LED phosphors, solid lighting, and fluorescence sensors. Yttrium oxide nanostructures have been proven to be an excellent host matrix to rare earth ions such as Eu3+, Tb3+ and Yb3+. Yttrium oxide doped with europium (Y2O3:Eu) is a luminescent material with red-orange emission, excitation by electrons (cathodoluminescence). Y2O3:Er particles and the surface modification of these particles with double layers of PAAc (acrylic acid) as an interfacing agent and acetal-PEG-b-PAMA led to successful NIR imaging nanoparticles. With great thermal, chemical, and mechanical stabilities and its unique optoelectronic properties, yttrium oxide also finds applications in solar energy processes, lithium-ion batteries, and components for rare-earth-doped lasers.

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Different Forms of Yttrium Oxide

Large Band Gap

∼ 5.8 eV

Literatures

  • Structure, morphology and optical properties of nanocrystalline yttrium oxide (Y2O3) thin films, V. Mudavakkat et al., Opt. Mater., 34 (5), 893-900 (2012); DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2011.11.027.
  • Growth and Performance of Yttrium Oxide as an Ideal High-κ Gate Dielectric for Carbon-Based Electronics, Z. Wang et al., Nano Lett., 10 (6), 2024–2030 (2010); DOI: 10.1021/nl100022u.
  • Thermal and Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition of Yttrium Oxide Films and the Properties of Water Wettability, B. Zhao et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12 (2), 3179–3187 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b18412.
  • Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Alkalide Reduction, J. Nelson et al., Chem. Mater., 14 (2), 915–917 (2002); DOI: 10.1021/cm010900u.
  • Antimicrobial Treatment of Different Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: A Critical Review, S. Parham et al., J. Chinese Chem. Soc., 63 (4), 385-393 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/jccs.201500446.
  • The effect of rare earth element (Er, Yb) doping and heat treatment on suspension stability of Y2O3 nanoparticles elaborated by sol-gel method, J. Mater., Res. Technol., 9 (6), 12634-12642 (2020); DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.08.105.
  • Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticles: New Insights into Alleviating Diabetes, K. Tang, Curr. Diabetes Rev., 17 (4), 496-502 (2021); DOI: 10.2174/1573399816999201012201111.
  • Synthesis and Structural Studies on Nanocrystalline Yttrium Oxide, R. Srinivasan et al., Adv. Sci. Lett., 2 (1), 65-69 (5); DOI: 10.1166/asl.2009.001.
    Effect of Eu ion incorporation on the emission behavior of Y2O3 nanophosphors:
  • A detailed study of structural and optical properties, Y. Kumar et al., Opt. Mater., 60, 159-168 (2016); 10.1016/j.optmat.2016.07.026.
  • Sustainable Green Synthesis of Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanoparticles Using Lantana camara Leaf Extracts: Physicochemical Characterization, Photocatalytic Degradation, Antibacterial, and Anticancer Potency, R. Govindasamy et al., Nanomaterials, 12 (14), 2393 (2022); DOI: 10.3390/nano12142393.
  • Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanoparticle Crystallization in Gas-Phase Synthesis: A Molecular Dynamics Study, C. Liu et al., Energy Fuels, 35 (6), 5281–5290 (2021); DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04090.
  • Yttrium Oxide Nanoparticle Synthesis: An Overview of Methods of Preparation and Biomedical Applications, G. Rajakumar et al., Appl. Sci., 11(5), 2172 (2021); DOI: 10.3390/app11052172.
  • Therapeutic effect of yttrium oxide nanoparticles for the treatment of fulminant hepatic failure, S. Song et al., Nanomedicine, 14 (19), DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2019-0154.

Technical Data

CAS Number 1314-36-9
Chemical Formula Y2O3
Molecular Weight 225.81 g/mol
Chemical Name Yttrium oxide
Synonyms Yttria, Yttrium sesquioxide
Classification / Family 2D semiconducting materials, nanomaterials, Solid lighting, metal oxides
Colour White powder

Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) Nanopowder

Product Code M2397A1
Average Particle Size (APS) < 50 nm
Specific Surface Area (SSA) 25 m2/g – 45 m2/g
True Density 5.01 g/cm3
Bulk Density 0.3 g/cm3
Melting Point 2450 °C (lit.)
Purity  > 99.999%

MSDS Documents

Yttrium oxide (Y2O3) nanoparticles MSDSYttrium Oxide Nanopowder MSDS Sheet

Pricing Table

Product Code Weight Price
M2397A1 50 g £150
M2397A1 100 g £240
M2397A1 250 g £480

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