Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 107, Issue 3, pp 1047–1053 | Cite as

Growth and thermal behavior of mixed crystals of calcium cadmium tartrate in silica gels

  • D. K. Sawant
  • H. M. Patil
  • D. S. Bhavsar
  • J. H. Patil
  • K. D. Girase


In this study, calcium cadmium tartrate single crystals were grown in silica gel at ambient temperature. Effects of various parameters like gel pH, gel aging, gel density, and concentration of reactants on the growth of these crystals were studied. Crystals having different morphologies and habits were obtained. Transparent, diamond-like pyramidal-shaped crystals of calcium cadmium tartrate were obtained. Some of the crystals obtained were faint yellowish, with some milky white crystals being attched to them due to fast growth rate; faces are well developed and polished. The grown crystals were characterized by thermoanalytic techniques (TG, DTA, and DTG), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). The crystal system is confirmed to be orthorhombic having lattice parameters a = 7.9411 Å, b = 7.0396 Å, and c = 6.7271 Å as determined by powder XRD analysis. TG, DTA, and DTG analyses show a remarkable thermal stability. The results of these observations are described and discussed.


Gel technique Calcium cadmium tartrate TG DTA DTG 



The authors are grateful to Dr. L. A. Patil, and Prof. S. A. Patil, the Department of Physics, Pratap College, Amalner, for their providing the laboratory facilities. The authors wish to thank the authorities of the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon; the Physics Department, Poona University, Poona; and the NCL, Pune for their help in the analytic study. One of the authors, D. K. Sawant, expresses his thanks to the Principal, J. E. Ss. College Nandurbar for his continuous encouragement


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Sawant
    • 1
  • H. M. Patil
    • 1
  • D. S. Bhavsar
    • 2
  • J. H. Patil
    • 3
  • K. D. Girase
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsJ.E.S.’s Arts, Science and Commerce CollegeNandurbarIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsPratap CollegeAmalnerIndia
  3. 3.Departments of Electronics and TelecommunicationPSGVP Mandals College of EngineeringShahadaIndia
  4. 4.S.V.S.’s Arts and Science CollegeDondaichaIndia

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