Optical constants of ZrO2 (Zirconium dioxide, Zirconia)
Bodurov et al. 2016: Nanoparticles; n 0.405–0.635 µm
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
Derived optical constants
Conditions & Spec sheet
n_is_absolute: false wavelength_is_vacuum: false temperature: 24 °C
<100 nm diameter nanoparticles dispersed in water. Concentration 10 wt.%. 24 °C. Refractive index of nanoparticles calculated using Bruggeman's effective medium approximation.
I. Bodurov, I. Vlaeva, A. Viraneva, T. Yovcheva, S. Sainov. Modified design of a laser refractometer, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 16, 31-33 (2016)
Zirconium dioxide, ZrO2Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), often known as zirconia, is a white crystalline oxide of zirconium. Its most naturally occurring form, with a monoclinic crystalline structure, is the mineral baddeleyite. Zirconia is synthesized in various colors for use as a gemstone or in jewelry – cubic zirconia. The material's high melting point, chemical resistance, and low thermal conductivity make it a valuable component in various refractory applications. Additionally, its notable toughness and biocompatibility have made it a popular choice for dental ceramics and other biomedical applications, like hip implants. In optical applications, stabilized zirconia is used as a solid-state electrolyte in oxygen sensors and fuel cells due to its high oxygen ion conductivity.
- Zirconium(IV) oxide
- Zirconium oxide