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Microstructural studies of strontium titanate ceramic pressed at varying pressure

Mat Syned, Nadiah (2014) Microstructural studies of strontium titanate ceramic pressed at varying pressure. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Science.



The purpose of this study is to fabricate the Strontium Titanate (SrTiO3) ceramics by using the High Energy Ball Milling Method (HEBM) for 9 hours at varying pressure between 60 MPa to 160 MPa at an interval 20 MPa. The samples were sintered at 1100 °C. The microstructures and morphology the samples were investigated by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) respectively. Meanwhile, the densities and porosities of the ceramics were determined via Archimedes’ method. The smallest crystallite size, 40.8 nm at 140 MPa and particle size, 0.58 ?m were found at the pressure 160 MPa this is due to the decreased of large voids by reorganization of granules. The maximum density of the samples was found to be 4.99 gcm-3 at 140 MPa while the porosity was 22.35 % at 60 MPa.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Fizik)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2014; Supervisor : Dr. Wan Nurulhuda Wan Shamsuri
Uncontrolled Keywords:high energy ball milling method (HEBM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:48052
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 01:29
Last Modified:06 Aug 2017 04:41

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