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Title: Room temperature facile synthesis of olivine-Co 2 SiO 4 nanoparticles utilizing a mechanochemical method
Co 2 SiO 4 is a ceramic pigment and promising battery material of significant technological interest, as well as a model end-member of one of the most important mineral families in the Earth's crust and upper mantle. All previously developed methods for synthesis of Co 2 SiO 4 require high-temperature processing, which promotes grain growth, while the nanocrystalline form is required for some important technological applications. Here, we report a successful method for synthesizing nanocrystalline Co 2 SiO 4 via a simple and inexpensive high-energy ball milling mechanochemical process. Products of the synthesis were characterized by a combination of XRD and TEM, and their crystal structures and elemental compositions are reported.
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Award ID(s):
1829273
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10334962
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Volume:
11
Issue:
34
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
20687 to 20690
ISSN:
2046-2069
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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