Title

Building Materials from Colloidal Nanocrystal Arrays: Evolution of Structure, Composition, and Mechanical Properties upon the Removal of Ligands by O2 Plasma

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-23-2016

Abstract

The mechanical properties of colloidal nanocrystal superlattices can be tailored through exposure to low-pressure plasma. The elastic modulus and hardness of the ligand-free 3.7 nm ZrO2 superlattice are found to be similar to bulk yttria-stabilized tetragonal polycrystals of the same relative density but without any doping.

Journal

Advanced Materials

Volume

28

First Page

8900

Last Page

8905