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Erratum to: The Fabrication of Nano-Particles in aqueous solution from Oxyfluoride Glass Ceramics by Thermal Induction and Corrosion Treatment

  • Hua Yu1, 2,
  • Nan Hu1,
  • Ya-Nan Wang1,
  • Zi-Lan Wang1,
  • Zong-Song Gan1 and
  • Li-Juan Zhao1, 2Email author
Nanoscale Research Letters20116:509

DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-509

Received: 9 June 2011

Accepted: 25 August 2011

Published: 25 August 2011

The original article was published in Nanoscale Research Letters 2008 3:516

Correction

The key reference to work of Mortier and Patriarche had been inadvertently omitted from this article [1]. The statement below in the original INTRODUCTION section is not very accurate and appropriate:

"Unfortunately, ever since the first report on oxyfluoride GCs, there have been much research on the properties of nano-particles in GCs but no publication has been reported about how to obtain free nano-particles in aqueous solution from the GC-host and how to apply it to the fields mentioned above, especially in biological field."

The authors amend it as follows:

Mortier and Patriarche [2] showed that PbF2 nanoparticles could be produced by dissolving the amorphous GeO2-PbO phase of GCs with HF. Unfortunately, the corrosion between GeO2-PbO and HF can hardly be complete so that the nanoparticle had an amorphous phase as a shell in their experiment. Therefore, no publication has been reported about how to obtain free and pure crystalline nano-particles in aqueous solution from the GC-host and how to apply it to the fields mentioned above.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Photonics Center, College of Physical Science, Nankai University
(2)
Tianjin Key Lab of Photonics Material and Technology for Information Science and The Key Lab of Weak Light Nonlinear Photonics, Ministry of Education, Nankai University

References

  1. Yu Hua, Hu Nan, Wang Ya-Nan, Wang Zi-Lan, Gan Zong-Song, Zhao Li-Juan: The Fabrication of Nano-Particles in Aqueous Solution From Oxyfluoride Glass Ceramics by Thermal Induction and Corrosion Treatment. Nanoscale Research Letters 2008, 3: 516. 10.1007/s11671-008-9189-2View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  2. Mortier Michel, Patriarche Gilles: Oxide glass used as inorganic template for fluorescent fluoride nanoparticles synthesis. Optical Materials 2006, 28: 1401. 10.1016/j.optmat.2005.07.008View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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