Preparation and characterization of chrome doped sphene pigments prepared via precursor mechanochemical activation
AuthorsPantić, Jelena R.
Prekajski, Marija D.
Kremenović, Aleksandar S.
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Mechanical activation of precursors has been used for the preparation of Cr-doped sphene ceramic pigments (CaTi1-yCrySiO5). Ceramic material has been prepared from a powder mixture of CaCO3, TiO2, SiO2 and Cr(NO3)center dot 9H(2)O using vibro-milling for homogenization and activation of precursors. The mechanochemical process initially yielded amorphous powders, which on further calcination, crystallized to yield Cr-doped sphene ceramic pigment. Phase evolution in CaTi1-yCrySiO5 composition with thermal treatment was investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD). Texture properties and particle size distribution were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and laser diffraction, respectively. UV/Vis reflectance spectra are used to determinate the behavior of the chromium ion. The color efficiency of pigments was evaluated by colorimetric analysis (CIE L * a * b system). Photoluminescence measurements were also performed. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Sphene / Mechanochemistry / Chromium / Pigments
Source:Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2013, 579, 290-294
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