Yttrium oxide nanoparticles
Yttrium oxide (Y2O3) nanoparticle is an white colored, air-stable, solid substance. It is used in the field of material sciences, to make phosphors that are used in imparting the red color of the picture tubes in televisions. Another major use of the yttrium oxide nanoparticles is in inorganic synthesis. Yttrium belongs to Block D, Period 5 and oxygen belongs to the Block P, Period 2 in the periodic table.