Three thermal expansion curves of natural and synthetic magnetite (Fe 3O4) have been measured under different vacuum conditions (10-4 and 10-6mbar). The different behavior in thermal expansion depends on vacuum level, which controls the partial oxidation of the sample. If the vacuum is poor, that is in mildly oxidizing conditions, the thermal expansion curve presents a discontinuity at 875K and the samples oxidizes. In non-oxidizing conditions the discontinuity is not present and the thermal expansion coefficient is markedly smaller. The experimental curves indicate that virtually all thermal expansion data on magnetite in the literature were measured on oxidized or partially oxidized samples.
|Titolo:||The effect of oxidation and reduction on thermal expansion of magnetite from 298 to 1173 K at different vacuum conditions|
ARTIOLI, GILBERTO (Secondo)
DAPIAGGI, MONICA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/06 - Mineralogia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jssc.2003.12.032|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|