Characterization of the gel-grown barium hydrogen phosphate (BHP) crystals was performed by utilizing the techniques of chemical analysis, X-ray diffraction, infrared and thermal behaviour. The results show that BHP crystals had chemical composition BaHPO4 at room temperature. TG and DTA studies revealed the BHP crystals to be anhydrous at room temperature and decomposed at temperatures above 370°C and the decomposition was an endothermic process. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate the material to be diamagnetic.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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