Investigation of zinc stannate synthesis using photoacoustic spectroscopy
Nikolić, Maria Vesna
Nikolić, Pantelija M.
Blagojević, Vladimir D.
Ristić, Momčilo M.
ContributorsRistić, Momčilo M.
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Mixtures of ZnO and SnO2 powders, with molar ratio of 2:1, were mechanically activated for 40, 80 and 160 minutes in a planetary ball mill. The resulting powders were compacted into pellets and non-isothermally sintered up to 1200°C with a heating rate of 5°C/min. X-ray diffraction analysis of obtained powders and sintered samples was performed in order to investigate changes of the phase composition. The microstructure of sintered samples was examined by scanning electron microscopy. The photoacoustic phase and amplitude spectra of sintered samples were measured as a function of the laser beam modulating frequency using a transmission detection configuration. Fitting of experimental data enabled determination of photoacoustic properties including thermal diffusivity. Based on the results obtained a correlation between thermal diffusivity and experimental conditions as well the samples microstructure characteristics was discussed.
Keywords:zinc stannate / mechanical activation / sintering / photoacoustic spectroscopy
Source:Science of Sintering, 2007, 39, 2, 153-160
- Belgrade : International Institute for the Science of Sintering