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Interceram - International Ceramic Review

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 106–110 | Cite as

Microwave Synthesis of CoxMg1−xAl2O4 Seed for Pigment Application

  • R. M. Khattab
  • H. E. H. Sadek
  • A. A. Gaber
High-Performance Ceramics
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Abstract

The aim of this work is to synthesize the seeds of CoxMg1−xAl2O4 nano-spinel particles for pigment fabrication using a microwave-assisted method. Also, we report on a novel, less toxic, flexible, and reproducible microwave-assisted method for starch-based synthesis of spinels. Furthermore, substantial efforts were devoted to obtaining a nanopowder while reducing total synthesis time from many hours to a few minutes. The obtained powders were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, TEM, and EDSA techniques. The results show that CoxMg1−xAl2O4 spinel is in an amorphous form after microwave treatment at 1000 W with particle sizes of less than 20 nm and that spinel first began to crystallize at a temperature of 550°C.

Keywords

ceramics microwave nanopowder spinel pigment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Khattab
    • 1
  • H. E. H. Sadek
    • 1
  • A. A. Gaber
    • 1
  1. 1.Ceramic, Refractory and Building Materials DepartmentNational Research CentreDokki, GizaEgypt

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