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A small angle neutron scattering study of isolated nanopores in a ceramic

Show simple item record Raut-Dessai, R. Desa, J.A.E. Sen, D. Mazumder, S. 2015-09-29T06:49:27Z 2015-09-29T06:49:27Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 628; 2015; 97-101. en_US
dc.description.abstract The isolated pores in a silica ceramic sintered at 1073 K and 1273 K have been studied by small angle neutron scattering using the technique of scattering contrast factor variation. A mixture of H2O and D2O which matched the scattering length density of the ceramic matrix was introduced into the pores of the sample. The connected pores were thus contrast matched and hence the measured intensity was solely due to the presence of the isolated pores having no contrast matched liquid inside. Analysis of the data yielded a widely separated bi-modal distribution (with modes at approx 170 nm and 35 nm) of nanopores in the compacts. A qualitative model for the sintering in this ceramic is proposed where densification of the matrix occurs by annihilation of smaller pores. However, this is associated with enhancement in the number of larger pores through pore coalescence. In this description the connected pores both - macro and nano - increase in number - simultaneous with a decrease in numbers of isolated pores en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.title A small angle neutron scattering study of isolated nanopores in a ceramic en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
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