Preparation of nanocrystalline MgNb2O6 by citrate gel method

R. Pasricha, V. Ravi

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A gel was formed when a aqueous solution of Mg(NO3)2, NbF5 and citric acid in stoichiometric ratio is heated on a water bath. This gel on decomposition at 700 °C produced the fine crystallites of ternary oxide, MgNb2O6 (MN). The formation of MN phase and lattice parameters were determined by the powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). Particle size and morphology was studied by transmission electron spectroscopy (TEM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2146-2148
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Citrate gel
  • Electron microscopy
  • Magnesium niobate
  • Powders
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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