An electron microscopic investigation of oxides related to β-alumina

Ganapathi, L. ; Subbanna, G. N. ; Gopalakrishnan, J. ; Rao, C. N. R. (1985) An electron microscopic investigation of oxides related to β-alumina Journal of Materials Science, 20 (3). pp. 1105-1110. ISSN 0022-2461

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High resolution electron microscopic (HREM) investigation of potassium β-alumina and the related gallate and ferrite has revealed that whereas the aluminate and gallate are highly disordered, consisting of random sequence of β and β" units, the ferrite is more ordered. The aluminate and gallate are sensitive to electron beam irradiation exhibiting beam-induced damage similar to sodium β"-alumina. Significantly, the ferrite is beamstable, the difference in behaviour amongst these related oxides arising from the different mechanisms by which alkali metal nonstoichiometry is accommodated. Barium hexaaluminate and hexaferrite are both highly ordered; specimens prepared by the barium borate flux method exhibit a new √3a×√3a superstructure of the hexagonal magnetoplumbite cell.

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