Hydrothermal method of synthesis of rare-earth tantalates and niobates

Patent Number: 8,287,832
Issued: 10/16/2012
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Abstract: A hydrothermal method of synthesis of a family of rare-earth Group 5 oxides, where the Group 5 oxide is a niobate or tantalate. The rare-earth Group 5 oxides can be doped with suitable emitter ions to form nanophosphors.
Filed: 9/15/2010
Application Number: 12/882,369
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.