Sankara Narayanan Potty
Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 23 Issue 5 October 2000 pp 361-367
The dielectric properties of nanophase Ag2HgI4 and Ag2HgI4-Al2O3 nanocomposites at different frequencies have been studied over a temperature range covering the stability range of β phase of Ag2HgI4 and beyond the β to a phase transition temperature. έ′, tan δ and σa.c. of nanophase Ag2HgI4 and Ag2HgI4-Al2O3 nanocomposites were found to be larger than the reported values for polycrystalline pellets of Ag2HgI4. The dielectric properties of the nanocomposites were found to be a function of the wt.% of nano alumina. The observed changes are attributed to the grain boundary properties of nanophase materials and to the microsize space charge effects.
Volume 33 Issue 6 December 2010 pp 737-740
Phase pure boehmite particles were prepared by microwave assisted hydrolysis of aluminium sheets. These particles were calcined in air to produce 𝛾 Al2O3 particles with specific surface area of ∼210 m2/g. The alumina particles were characterized by studying X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. For comparison, the aluminium hydroxide particles were also prepared by normal hydrolysis of aluminium metal. Normal hydrolysis yielded a mixture of boehmite and bayerite particles whereas microwave assisted hydrolysis produced phase pure boehmite particles. The importance of using microwave radiation for the hydrolysis of aluminium metal is also manifested in a shorter reaction time.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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