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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2015, Article ID 417817, 8 pages
Research Article

Properties of Silicon Dioxide Amorphous Nanopowder Produced by Pulsed Electron Beam Evaporation

1Institute of Electrophysics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Amundsen 106, Yekaterinburg 620016, Russia
2Ural Federal University Named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Mira 19, Yekaterinburg 620002, Russia
3Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of RAS, Pervomayskaya 101, Yekaterinburg 620049, Russia

Received 24 July 2015; Revised 21 September 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Carlos R. Cabrera

Copyright © 2015 Vladislav G. Il’ves et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


SiO2 amorphous nanopowder (NP) is produced with the specific surface area of 154 m2/g by means of evaporation by a pulsed electron beam aimed at Aerosil 90 pyrogenic amorphous NP (90 m2/g) as a target. SiO2 NP nanoparticles showed improved magnetic, thermal, and optical properties in comparison to Aerosil 90 NP. Possible reasons of emergence of d0 ferromagnetism at the room temperature in SiO2 amorphous NP are discussed. Photoluminescent and cathode luminescent properties of the SiO2 NP were investigated.