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Synthesis of Ceramic Pigments ACr2O4 Using the Non-Conventional Method of Co-Precipitation Assisted by Ultrasound and High Energy Milling

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In this research ceramic pigments have been synthesized with crystalline spinel structure and chromium based with a stoichiometry ACr2O4. A was an element with +2 valence metal, in this case, metals were zinc and iron, these pigments have been synthesized by non-conventional methods like the co-precipitation assisted by ultrasound and high milling energy. Pigments were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), spectrophotometry, and colorimetric CIELab method. Results showed that it was possible to obtain a crystallin desired structure at temperatures below 900°C by non-conventional methods. These results showed the advantages of ceramic pigments obtained by alternative routes, because it was possible to have a better control over stoichiometry and colorimetric structure properties. Furthermore, they were obtained at temperatures lower than those used by the traditional ceramic route.

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Nieves, L. , Baena, O. and Tobón, J. (2014) Synthesis of Ceramic Pigments ACr2O4 Using the Non-Conventional Method of Co-Precipitation Assisted by Ultrasound and High Energy Milling. Open Journal of Inorganic Non-metallic Materials, 4, 54-63. doi: 10.4236/ojinm.2014.44008.


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