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New Ceramics Study Results from University of Leeds Described

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Ceramics have been published. According to news originating from Leeds, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The crystallization of ZnO microrods by hydrothermal treatment of a suspension formed from reaction of zinc acetate and sodium hydroxide has been examined using scanning and transmission electron microscopy."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Leeds, "Polycrystalline hexagonal ZnO microrods first appeared after 0.5h reaction time at 120 degrees C. These early stage rods were composed of stacks of hexagonal layers, each similar to 50nm in thickness containing closely aligned assemblies of nanocrystallites

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Re-crystallization produced single-crystal microrods, many of which existed as twin particles."

For more information on this research see: Hierarchical Growth of ZnO Particles by a Hydrothermal Route. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2014;97(5):1619-1624. Journal of the American Ceramic Society can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of the American Ceramic Society -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from F. Bamiduro, University of Leeds, Sch Proc Environm & Mat Engn, Inst Mat Res IMR, Leeds LS2 9JT, W Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include M.B. Ward, R. Brydson and S.J. Milne.

Keywords for this news article include: Leeds, Europe, Ceramics, United Kingdom

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