The manufacture and characterisation of single phase magnetite and haematite aligned fibres from an aqueous sol-gel process
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) The manufacture and characterisation of single phase magnetite and haematite aligned fibres from an aqueous sol-gel process. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 33 (21). pp. 5229-5235. ISSN 0022-2461Full text not available from this repository.
A stable iron(lll)hydroxide sol was produced, spun as a gel fibre and collected as an aligned tow blanket. The alignment of the fibre was found to be 88.8% within +/-20 degrees of the axis of alignment, comparable to that of some commercially developed ceramic fibres. Heating in air at a temperature of 250 degrees C for 1 hour yielded single phase haematite fibres, and these were characterised by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. Upon reduction of the gel fibre in 5% H-2 in N-2 at 350 degrees C for 1 hour, single phase magnetite was obtained and characterised by X-ray diffraction, infrared and Mossbauer spectroscopy. The morphology of the fibre was studied, and it was found that the transformation to magnetite was accomplished with no compromise of integrity of the fibre or its alignment, although there was an accompanying change in microstructure. The strain to break of the magnetite fibres was measured to be of a least 0.6%, and this compares well with some commercial fibres. (C) 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Official Date:||1 November 1998|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 5229-5235|
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