Hydrothermal synthesis of pollucite (CsAlSi2O6) powders

MacLaren, I. , Cirre, J. and Ponton, C. B. (1999) Hydrothermal synthesis of pollucite (CsAlSi2O6) powders. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 82(11), pp. 3242-3244. (doi:10.1111/j.1151-2916.1999.tb02231.x)

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Abstract

Pollucite (CsAlSi2O6) powders were produced by hydrothermal synthesis from relatively inexpensive precursors. The pollucite powders were comprised of polycrystalline particles with dimensions of hundreds of nanometers consisting of 25-75 nm crystallites. The polycrystalline particles were near stoichiometric composition. The pollucite powders were mixed with a poly(ethylene glycol) binder, pressed into disks, and sintered at temperatures from 1450° to 1550°C for 10 h. The resulting sintered ceramics had densities >80% of theoretical density and, in the best case, >97% of theoretical density.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLaren, Dr Ian
Authors: MacLaren, I., Cirre, J., and Ponton, C. B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0002-7820
ISSN (Online):1551-2916

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