With the use of differential thermal analysis, X‐ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopic techniques, we showed that γ‐Al2O3 type spinel phase is solely responsible for the 980°C exotherm in the kaolinite‐to‐mullite reaction series. Transmission electron microscopic characterization indicated that the spinel formation is preceded by a phase separation in the amorphous dehydroxylated kaolinite matrix. Chemical analysis of the spinel phase by energy dispersive X‐ray spectroscopy revealed a nearly pure Al3O2 composition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Nov 1987|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry