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Yb:Y2O3 ceramic powders

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A high purity nano-sized Yb3+ doped Y2O3 (Yb:Y2O3) ceramic powder with a narrow size distribution and without hard agglomerates is provided. Also provided is a process for manufacturing the same wherein water in the reaction bath is replaced by a non-water washing agent having little or no hydrogen bonding capability to inhibit the formation of hard agglomerates in the ceramic powder.

Inventors: 
Kim, Woohong; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Villalobos, Guillermo R.; Bayya, Shyam S.; Aggarwal, Ishwar D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2009-11-18
Grant Date: 
2012-05-08
Grant time: 
902 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY