The Cordierite Formation in Mechanically Activated Talc-Kaoline-Alumina-Basalt-Quartz Ceramic System
D. Kirsever, N. Karakus, N. Toplan, H.O. Toplan
Sakarya University, Metalurgy and Materials Engineering, 54187 Sakarya, Turkey
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The powder mixtures of Talc-Kaolinite-Alumina-Basalt-Quartz were mechanically activated in a planetary ball mill for 1 hour. The structural alterations and thermal behaviour of the powder mixture were examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal analysis (TG-DTA). The results showed that the mechanical activation led to amorphisation and decreased the temperature of cordierite formation.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1042
PACS numbers: 81.05.Je