International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2533

Full Length Research Paper

Synthesis of perovskite CaTiO3 nanopowders with different morphologies by mechanical alloying without heat treatment

Sahebali Manafi* and Mojtaba Jafarian
Department of Engineering, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 June 2013
  •  Published: 23 June 2013

Abstract

Mechanical alloying (MA) method is one of the methods used for large scale production of different nanopowders. In this study, calcium titanate (CaTiO3: CTO) nanoparticles have been synthesized via mechanical alloying (MA) without using heat treatment. The milled powders and CTO were characterized by XRD, SEM, and zetasizer. It is found that the CTO has a diameter of 30 - 70 nm with different morphologies. The results showed the minimum time of calcium titanate synthesis via mechanical alloying without heat treatment is 70 h that formed and the range of grain size (apparent size) using Williamson-Hall equation is 69 nm.

 

Key words: Mechanical alloying/activation, morphology, perovskite, CaTiO3.