The effect of heat treatment time on the formation of forsterite (Mg2SiO4)

Tan, Y.M. and Tan, C.Y. and Singh, R. and Teh, Y.C. and Yap, B.K. (2015) The effect of heat treatment time on the formation of forsterite (Mg2SiO4). In: 7th International Conference On Bioinformatics And Biomedical Technology (ICBBT 2015), 23-24 May 2015, Singapore.

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In this work, phase pure forsterite (Mg2SiO4) powder was synthesized via solid-state method and heat treatment stage. X-ray diffraction analysis was conducted to investigate on the phase purity of forsterite powder. The synthesized powder were heat treated at 1200 oC for 1 min, 1 hour and 2 hours with ramping rate of 10 oC/min. Decomposition was observed for powder heat treated for 1 min. Periclase and enstatite peak were detected as a form of secondary phases. 1 and 2 hours of holding during heat treatment produced phase pure forsterite with a difference of improved intensity which indicated that there was enhancement towards the crystalline structure of forsterite powder. SEM micrograph was carried out to show the morphology of the obtained forsterite powder. The powders are agglomerated with various sizes was observed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat treatment, forsterite, bioceramic
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2015 02:25

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