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Role of Fuel on Cation Disorder in Magnesium Aluminate (MgAl2O4) Spinel Prepared by Combustion Synthesis

Dwibedi, Debasmita and Avdeev, Maxim and Barpanda, Prabeer (2015) Role of Fuel on Cation Disorder in Magnesium Aluminate (MgAl2O4) Spinel Prepared by Combustion Synthesis. In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 98 (9). pp. 2908-2913.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.13705


Magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4) forms an interesting system having tetrahedral and octahedral voids filled with near similar sized divalent Mg2+ and trivalent Al3+ cations. Structural disorder (e.g., Mg-Al antisite defects) can be tuned by synthetic conditions. This study reports the evolution of Mg/Al disorder in MgAl2O4 prepared by combustion synthesis using different types of fuels. The effect of nature of fuel and the final calcination temperature (600 degrees C-900 degrees C for 9h) on degree of cation ordering has been investigated combining powder X-ray (XRD) and neutron (NPD) diffraction. The results indicate very high degree of inversion in the samples crystallized at low annealing temperature, which on further annealing reduces toward the thermodynamically stable values. Raman spectroscopy, probing MgO4, and AlO4 tetrahedral bonds, confirmed the results at a local level.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WILEY-BLACKWELL, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 06:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52653

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