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Characterization of Physical and Structural Properties of Aluminium Carbide Powder: Impact of Biofield Treatment
Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering (2015)
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Rama Mohan Tallapragada, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Alice Branton, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Dahryn Trivedi, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Gopal Nayak, Trivedi Global Inc.
  • Omprakash Latiyal, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snehasis Jana, Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
Abstract
Aluminium carbide (Al4C3) has gained extensive attention due to its abrasive and creep resistance properties. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on physical and structural properties of Al4C3 powder. The Al4C3 powder was divided into two parts i.e. control and treated. Control part was remained as untreated and treated part received biofield treatment. Subsequently, control and treated Al4C3 samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface area analyser and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). XRD data revealed that lattice parameter and unit cell volume of treated Al4C3 samples were increased by 0.33 and 0.66% respectively, as compared to control. The density of treated Al4C3 samples was reduced upto 0.65% as compared to control. In addition, the molecular weight and crystallite size of treated Al4C3 samples were increased upto 0.66 and 249.53% respectively as compared to control. Furthermore, surface area of treated Al4C3 sample was increased by 5% as compared to control. The FT-IR spectra revealed no significant change in absorption peaks of treated Al4C3 samples as compared to control. Thus, XRD and surface area results suggest that biofield treatment has substantially altered the physical and structural properties of treated Al4C3 powder.

Keywords
  • Biofield treatment,
  • Aluminium carbide powder,
  • X-ray diffraction,
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy,
  • Surface area
Publication Date
August 28, 2015
DOI
10.4172/2168-9792.1000142
Citation Information
Trivedi MK, Tallapragada RM, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, et al. (2015) Characterization of Physical and Structural Properties of Aluminium Carbide Powder: Impact of Biofield Treatment. J Aeronaut Aerospace Eng 4: 142. doi:10.4172/2168-9792.1000142
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