A comparison of freshly ground crystalline quartz and naturally occurring crystalline quartz in ball clays

Hasan Gocmez, Richard Haber

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Abstract

Freshly ground quartz and naturally occurring quartz in ball clay were examined by means of X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The crystallinity of quartz was obtained by using the Murata index. Freshly ground quartz has a higher crystallinity index than geologically aged quartz in ball clay. The scanning electron microscopy images of natural clay indicate stronger quartz-kaolin interaction than in quartz-kaolin mixture. Overall data show that naturally occurring quartz in ball clay is materially different than freshly ground quartz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventMaterials and Equipment and Whitewares; A Collection Presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2001May 3 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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