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Evaluation of Thermal and Physical Properties of Magnesium Nitride Powder: Impact of Biofield Energy Treatment
Industrial Engineering & Management (2015)
  • Dahryn Trivedi
Abstract
Magnesium nitride (Mg3N2) has gained extensive attention due to its catalytic and optoelectronic properties. The present investigation was aimed to evaluate the effect of biofield energy treatment on physical and thermal properties of Mg3N2 powder. The Mg3N2 powder was divided into two parts i.e. control and treated. The control part was remained as untreated and the treated part was subjected to the Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment. Subsequently, the control and treated Mg3N2 samples were characterized using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), analysis thermogravimetric(TGA), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The DSC results showed the specific heat capacity of 2.24 Jg-1 °C-1 in control, which increased upto 5.55 Jg-1 °C-1 in treated Mg3N2 sample. The TGA data revealed that the onset temperature for the formation of magnesium oxide, possibly due to oxidation of Mg3N2 in the presence of air and moisture, was reduced from 421.0°C (control) to 391.33°C in treated sample. Besides, the XRD data revealed that the lattice parameter and unit cell volume of treated Mg3N2 samples were increased by 0.20 and 0.61% respectively, as compared to the control. The shifting of all peaks toward lower Bragg angle was observed in treated sample as compared to the control. The XRD diffractogram also showed that the relative intensities of all peaks were altered in treated sample as compared to control. In addition, the density of treated Mg3N2 was reduced by 0.60% as compared to control. Furthermore, the crystallite size was significantly increased from 108.05 nm (control) to 144.04 nm in treated sample as compared to the control. Altogether data suggest that biofield energy treatment has substantially altered the physical and thermal properties of Mg3N2 powder. Thus, the biofield treatment could be applied to modulate the catalytic and optoelectronic properties of Mg3N2 for chemical and semiconductor industries.

Keywords
  • Trivedi Effect,
  • The Trivedi Effect,
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi,
  • Mahendra Trivedi,
  • Biofield,
  • Biofield Treatment,
  • Optoelectronic Properties of Magnesium Nitride,
  • Catalytic Properties of Magnesium Nitride,
  • Magnesium Nitride in Semiconductor Industries,
  • DSC Analysis of Mn Powder,
  • TGA-Dtg Analysis of Magnesium Nitride,
  • XRD Study On Magnesium Nitride,
  • Crystallite Size of Magnesium Nitride,
  • XRD Diffractogram of Magnesium Nitride,
  • Specific Heat Capacity of Magnesium Nitride,
  • Lattice Parameter of Magnesium Nitride,
  • Magnesium Nitride Uses,
  • Magnesium Nitride Properties
Publication Date
October 23, 2015
DOI
10.4172/2169-0316.1000177
Citation Information
Trivedi MK, Tallapragada RM, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, et al. (2015) Evaluation of Thermal and Physical Properties of Magnesium Nitride Powder: Impact of Biofield Energy Treatment. Ind Eng Manage 4: 177. doi:10.4172/2169-0316.1000177
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