Mandal, S and Chakrabarti, S and Ghatak, S (2004) Preparation and characterization of a powder precursor, consisting of oxides of Li-Al-Si in the form of hydroxyhydrogel for synthesis of beta-spodumene ceramics. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 30 (3). pp. 357-367. ISSN 0272-8842

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Powder precursors of different compositions in the system Li2O-Al2O3-SiO2 were prepared in the hydroxy-hydrogel form by wet interaction technique in aqueous medium for ultimate synthesis of low expansion ceramics. Properly processed powder precursors were characterized. It was found that the powder precursor produced by this process was in meta-stable state with the aluminium in the tetrahedral as well as in the octahedral co-ordination sites. The confirmation of this finding was made by IR analysis of the prepared powder precursors as well as the heat treated samples. It was further found that the complete dehydroxylation did not occur even after heat treatment at 700 degreesC. The XRD analysis of the samples, when heat treated at 700 degreesC confirmed the detection of P-spodumene phase and the formation of this phase was almost complete when the samples were heat treated at 1000 degreesC. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd and Techna S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: beta-spodumene; powder precursor; hydroxy-hydrogel processes
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:58
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 09:58

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