Volume 3, Issue 8 (September 2006)

    The Monitoring of Crystallite Size By an X-Ray Method Applicable to the Processing and Synthesis of Micron-Sized Powders

    (Received 17 October 2005; accepted 26 June 2006)

    Published Online: 2006

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    An X-ray method for determining the crystallite size of powders is presented that aids in a quick monitoring of powder processing and synthesis of micron-sized powders. The method is helpful in the range of tens of microns to micron sizes. The excellent counting statistics of the X-ray method compares favorably over microscopic methods in its efficiency and ability to characterize the powder in terms of its crystallite size. An albite (NaAlSi3O8) powder that originally showed a distribution of grain sizes was ball milled to a uniform micron size and micron-sized forsterite (Mg2SiO4) was synthesized by a solid-state method using ball milling for mixing of reactants.


    Author Information:

    Johnson, LA
    Senior ScientistAdjunct Professor, Reaction Sciences, Inc.Raritan Valley Community College, Long BranchNorth Branch, NJNJ

    McCauley, RA
    Professor, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ


    Stock #: JAI100275

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100275

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    Title The Monitoring of Crystallite Size By an X-Ray Method Applicable to the Processing and Synthesis of Micron-Sized Powders
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