• Synthesis of CaTiO3 from calcium titanyl oxalate hexahydrate (CTO) as precursor employing microwave heating technique

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      Ceramics; synroc; perovskites; electronic materials; microwave synthesis; CaTiO3.

    • Abstract


      Calcium titanate, CaTiO3, an important microwave dielectric material and one of major phases in synroc (synthetic rock), a titanate ceramic with potential application for fixation of high level nuclear waste was synthesized from calcium titanyl oxalate [CaTiO (C2O4)2.6H2O] (CTO) by employing microwave heating technique. CTO heated in microwave heating system in air at 500°C for 1 h gave a perovskite, CaTiO3. The product obtained by heating of CTO in the same system at 700°C for the same duration was however, much more crystalline. CaTiO3 obtained by the present method was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and BET surface area measurement.

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      B M Patil1 R S Srinivasa2 S R Dharwadkar1

      1. Department of Chemistry, The Institute of Science, 15, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai 400 032, India
      2. Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 400 076, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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