Date of Award
Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
It proved possible to produce consistent, high-quality nanocrystalline ZnS powders with grain sizes as small as 8 nm. These powders are nano-porous and are readily impregnated with GaP precursor, although inconsistently. Both crystal structure and small grain size of the ZnS can be maintained through the use of GaP. Heat treatment of the impregnated powders results in a ZnS-GaP composite structure where the grain sizes of the phases are on the order of 10--20 nm. Conventional powder processing should be able to produce optically dense ceramic compacts with improved mechanical properties and suitable IR transmission.
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Edwin T. Voiles
Voiles, Edwin T., "Characterization of ZnS-GaP nano-composites" (1993). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 215.