• Controlled nucleation and growth kinetics of lead nitrate phosphate in silica hydrogel and characterization of grown crystals

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      Silica hydrogel; nucleation; gel density; gel ageing; growth kinetics; single crystal

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      Lead nitrate phosphate (LNP) single crystals were grown in silica hydrogel at an ambient temperature employing various nucleation control methods. The effect of concentration of feed solution, gel density, gel pH, ageing of gels and temperature on reduction of nucleation centres is reported. Kinetic studies of the nucleation and growth of LNP crystals and dentrites were studied. The crystals are characterized by X-ray diffraction, density measurements, magnetic susceptibility, mechanical strength measurements and dissolution behaviour.

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      C C Desai1 M S V Ramana1

      1. Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar - 388 120, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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