• Synthesis of spodumene and spodumene — zirconia composite powders using aqueous sol-gel method

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      Sol-gel; spodumene; zirconia; XRD; IR

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      Pure spodumene and spodumene-zirconia (5, 10, 15 mol%) composite powders were prepared using aqueous sol-gel method employing lithium formate, aluminium formate, zirconium formate and tetraethoxy silane (TEOS) as starting materials in aqueous medium. The gels prepared by this method were dried at 100°C for 24h and then calcined for 2h at different temperatures ranging from 500°C to 800°C. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and infra-red spectroscopy analysis (IR) were utilized to characterize the gel powders and calcined powders. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) was used to measure the average particle size of the calcined powders.

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      N N Ghosh1 P Pramanik1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 721 302, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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