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Effect Of High-Energy Ball Milling On The Formation And Micro Structural Features Of Carbonated Chlorapatite Nanopowders Apr 2015

Effect Of High-Energy Ball Milling On The Formation And Micro Structural Features Of Carbonated Chlorapatite Nanopowders

Faculty of Engineering University of Malaya

Carbonated chlorapatite nanopowders (n-CCAp) were synthesized by mechanochemical process from calcite (CaCO3), phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), and calcium chloride (CaCl2) as raw materials. Results demonstrated that the formation of n-CCAp was influenced strongly by the milling time. At the beginning of milling (up to 15 min), CaCO3 and CaCl2 were the dominant phases, while P2O5 disappeared entirely due to its very high deliquescent nature. With increasing the milling time to 600 min, the progressive mechanochemical reaction was completed which resulted in the formation of nanostructured carbonated chlorapatite. According to the X-ray diffraction data, crystallite size of the product decreased from 24 ...