Bright greenish-yellow pigments based on Sc2− xFexO3 solid solutions with bixbyite structure

Hideki Hashimoto, Kotaro Sayo, Hidetaka Asoh, Tatsuo Fujii, Mikio Takano, Atsunobu Masuno

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An oxide system Sc2− xFexO3 prepared by a conventional solid-state reaction method was found to change its color from the well-known reddish color at x = 2.0 to a yellowish color at x ≈ 0.6 and to a greenish-yellow color at 0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.4. According to the structural characterization results for this system, the monophasic corundum phase region persists for 1.6 ≤ x ≤ 2.0, whereas the bixbyite-type phase is monophasic for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0. The intermediate region of 1.2 ≤ x ≤ 1.4 is a mixed region. Because green is a rare color for iron oxides, powder of the most typical composition, x = 0.4, with (L*, a*, b*) coordinates of (77.3, −0.5, 51.0) was tested as a pigment for a Japanese-style painting and also as an overglaze enamel on porcelain; reasonably good results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Color measurements
  • Fe Mӧssbauer spectroscopy
  • Pigments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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