Kutty, P V Marakkar and Dasgupta, Subrata (2013) Low temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline magnesium aluminate spinel by a soft chemical method. Ceramics International, 39 (7). pp. 7891-7894. ISSN 0272-8842

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A new simple soft chemical method - synthesizing nanocrystalline MgAl2O4 spinel powder with oxalic acid as organic template and nitric acid as an oxidizing agent - is described. The method was developed with the objective of obtaining phase pure nanocrystalline MgAl2O4 spinel powder with uniform particle size and morphology at a much lower temperature than that used by conventional methods. The synthesized powders were characterized by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), thermogravimetry (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), surface area analysis (BET) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The average crystallite size of the single phase material was 30 nm. Through this method, porous MgAl2O4 powder with a high surface area of 162.2 m(2)g(-1) and 141 m(2)g(-1) was obtained at 600 degrees C and 700 degrees C, respectively. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 12:21
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2486

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