Effect Of Dopants on the Crystallization of Zircon From Zirconium Silicate Gels

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Zirconium silicate gels containing small amounts of foreign cations were found to exhibit different crystallization behavior as compared to undoped gels. The reaction to form the zircon phase was enhanced by the presence of these dopants, with zinc oxide additions causing the largest decrease in crystallization temperature. The crystallization behavior of these gels is compared to that of zircon prepared from alternative processing techniques.

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Barrie, J.D., Meshishnek, M.J. Effect Of Dopants on the Crystallization of Zircon From Zirconium Silicate Gels. MRS Online Proceedings Library 180, 347 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-180-347

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