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Growth and Characterization Studies of SrCaMHP Single Crystal in Silica Gel Medium and Laser Induced Nucleation Reduction Strategy

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SrCaMHP (Strontium Calcium Magnesium Hydrogen Phosphate) crystals were grown in silica gel medium using different gel densities, various concentrations of phosphoric acid and supernatant solutions. The gel pH plays an important role in the formation of different HPO4 species in the phosphoric system. The growth of SrCaMHP crystals depends upon the pH of the inner reactant ionic concentration. The characterizations of grown crystals were studied by FTIR, TGA/DTA, SEM, XRD and etching. The results are reported and discussed in detailed manner.

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G. Kanchana, P. Sundaramoorthi and G. Jeyanthi, "Growth and Characterization Studies of SrCaMHP Single Crystal in Silica Gel Medium and Laser Induced Nucleation Reduction Strategy," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 8 No. 1, 2009, pp. 37-45. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2009.81004.


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