Findings from Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research Provides New Data on Ceramics (Hollow mesoporous zirconia nanocontainers for storing and controlled releasing of corrosion inhibitors)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Ceramics is now available. According to news reporting out of Tamil Nadu, India, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Release of inhibitor molecules on demand from nanocontainers dispersed in a passive bather coatings offer great promise for active corrosion protection coatings of metals and alloys with self healing ability. In the present study, hollow mesoporous zirconia nanospheres (hm-ZrO2) with a hollow core/porous shell structure are proposed as effective containers for corrosion inhibitor loading and releasing."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, "Hollow mesoporous zirconia nanocontainers were synthesized using solid silica nanoparticles as templates. The morphology and phase of zirconia nanocontainers were studied using high resolution transmission electron microscopy and laser Raman spectroscopy. 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole was selected as the model corrosion inhibitor for the encapsulation. The storage and release properties of hm-ZrO2 were investigated using UV-visible spectroscopy."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The encapsulation efficiency of hm-ZrO2 was 63% and we observed a faster and higher release of 2-MBT from hm-ZrO2 when the pH was shifted from neutral value."
For more information on this research see: Hollow mesoporous zirconia nanocontainers for storing and controlled releasing of corrosion inhibitors. Ceramics International, 2014;40(7):10457-10463. Ceramics International can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Ceramics International - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405926)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Chenan, Indira Gandhi Center Atom Res, Corros Sci & Technol Grp, Kalpakkam 603102, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Ramya, R.P. George and U.K. Mudali.
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