Angappan, S. and Kalaiselvi, N. and Sudha, R. and Visuvasam, A. (2014) Electrochemical Synthesis of Magnesium Hexaboride by Molten Salt Technique. Internation Scholarly Research Notices. pp. 1-6.

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The present work reports electrochemical synthesis of MgB6 from molten salts using the precursor consists of LiF–B2O3–MgCl2. An attempt has been made to synthesize metastable phase MgB6 crystal by electrolysis method. DTA/TGA studies were made to determine the eutectic point of the melt and it was found to be around 900∘C. The electrolysis was performed at 900∘C under argon atmosphere, at current density of 1.5A/cm2.The electrodeposited crystals were examined using XRD, SEM, and XPS. From the above studies, the electrochemical synthesis method for hypothetical MgB6 from chloro-oxy-fluoride molten salt system is provided. Mechanism for the formation of magnesium hexaboride is discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnesium Hexaboride; Molten Salt Technique
Subjects: Electropyrometallurgy
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 10:13
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 10:13

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