Effect of Biofield Treatment on Structural and Morphological Properties of Silicon Carbide
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jana S
Trivedi Science Research Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.
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Received Date: June 18, 2015 Accepted Date: June 25, 2015 Published Date: July 07, 2015
Citation: Trivedi MK, Nayak G, Tallapragada RM, Patil S, Latiyal O, et al. (2015) Effect of Biofield Treatment on Structural and Morphological Properties of Silicon Carbide. J Powder Metall Min 4:132. doi:10.4172/2168-9806.1000132
Copyright: © 2015 Trivedi MK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Silicon carbide (SiC) is a well-known ceramic due to its excellent spectral absorbance and thermo-mechanical properties. The wide band gap, high melting point and thermal conductivity of SiC is used in high temperature applications. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of biofield treatment on physical, atomic, and structural characteristics of SiC powder. The control and biofield treated SiC powder was analysed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analyzer, surface area analyzer, and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy techniques with respect to control. The XRD pattern revealed that crystallite size was significantly increased by 40% in treated SiC as compared to control. The biofield treatment has induced changes in lattice parameter, density and molecular weight of atoms in the SiC powder. Particle size was increased upto 2.4% and the surface area was significantly reduced by 71.16% in treated SiC as compared to control. The FT-IR results indicated that the stretching vibrations frequency of silicon-carbon bond in treated SiC (925 cm -1 ) was shifted towards lower frequency as compared to control (947 cm -1 ). These findings suggest that biofield treatment has substantially altered the physical and structural properties of SiC powder.