By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Crystal Growth are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Well-dispersed MgAl2O4 nanocrystalline was prepared by a convenient salt-assistant combustion process using low-toxic glycine as fuel, low-cost Mg(NO3)(2)center dot 6H(2)O and Al(NO3)(3)center dot 9H(2)O as raw materials. By changing the reaction condition such as glycine dosage, the amount of inert-salt, inert-salt types and calcinations temperature, the optimal conditions to synthesize MgAl2O4 nanocrystalline were explored."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the School of Civil Engineering, "The obtained results showed that parameters inert-salt and fuel dosage in the process have an important effect on the structure properties of samples. The obtained products were characterized by XRD and TEM. TEM images revealed that the products were composed of well-dispersed cube-like nanocrystals with the size of 60-80 nm. The synthesis mechanism of MgAl2O4 nanocrystals was discussed."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The crystal growth dynamics of MgAl2O4 nanocrystals was studied and the activation energy of MgAl2O4 nanocrystals was 39.1 kJ/mol."
For more information on this research see: Facile synthesis and crystal growth dynamics study of MgAl2O4 nanocrystals. Materials Research Bulletin, 2013;48(11):4834-4838. Materials Research Bulletin can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Materials Research Bulletin - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/313)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.P. Tong, North China Univ Water Resources & Elect Power, Sch Civil Engn & Commun, Zhengzhou 450011, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include S.B. Zhao, L. Ma, W.X. Zhao, W.H. Song and H. Yang (see also Crystal Growth).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Zhengzhou, Crystal Growth, Nanotechnology, Nanocrystalline, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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