Preparation and densification of forsterite (Mg2SiO4) by nanocomposite sol-gel processing

Ann Kazakos, Sridhar Komarneni, Rustum Roy

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A diphasic nanocomposite sol-gel processing has become an excellent way of producing stoichiometric homogeneous powders with many advantages over the solid state reaction method as well as the solution sol-gel method. This procedure is described for forsterite, Mg2SiO4, and resulting densities of 97% for the diphasic and 91% for the monophasic gel powder are reported. In addition, a small amount of enstatite, MgSiO3, was detected which is consistent with the findings of earlier researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jun 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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