The single-phase nanostructure forsterite powder was successfully synthesized by mechanical activation of talc and magnesium carbonate powder mixture followed by annealing in the presence and absence of ammonium chloride. Mechanical activation was used as an efficient method for the optimization of powder properties by means of combination and uttermost homogenization of the powder mass. Besides, the presence of chlorine ion affected the forsterite formation rate via producing smaller particle size during subsequent annealing which is very important in the case of diffusion-controlled reactions. The single-phase nanostructure forsterite powder with crystallite size of about 36 nm was successfully synthesized by 10 h mechanical activation with subsequent annealing at 1000°C for 1 h. While in the presence of chlorine ion, the single-phase nanostructure forsterite powder with crystallite size of about 20 nm could be obtained by 5 h of mechanical activation with subsequent annealing at 1000°C for 2 min.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics