Role of α-Fe2O3 morphology on the color of red pigment for porcelain

Hiroaki Katsuki, Sridhar Komarneni

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To produce a new red pigment for Japanese porcelains, some hematite (α-Fe2O3) powders produced by different methods were investigated by mixing them with lead-free frit powders and firing them on white porcelain plates at 800°C. Commercial hematite powders and uniform α-Fe2O3 powders 155 and 53 nm in diameter which were prepared using conventional- and microwave-hydrothermal reactions, respectively, were used as sources of red pigments. The morphology and dispersion of the above α-Fe2O3 powders were found to have a significant effect on the tone of red color for porcelain pigment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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