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[SIT08-P07] Fabrication of uni- and tri-axially oriented olivine aggregates using colloidal processing under high magnetic field
Keywords:olivine, crystallographic preferred orientation
Magnetic field (up to 12 T) was applied to fine-grained (~120 nm) equigranular Fe-free and Fe-bearing olivine particles, which were dispersed in ethanol (solvent) with expectation of alignment of certain crystallographic axis of the particles with respect to the magnetic direction due to the olivine magnetic anisotropy. To align the magnetic easy and hard axes of olivine, we used a vertical static magnetic field and horizontal magnetic field with rotating suspensions of the olivine particles, respectively. For tri-axial alignment, we used a horizontal magnetic field with changing rotation rate of the suspensions. The dispersed and aligned particles in a strong magnetic field were gradually deposited on a solid-liquid separation filter during ethanol drainage. The dried particles were then densified isostatically and sintered under vacuum condition out of magnet. With this technique, we could obtain c-, b-axes uniaxially and triaxially aligned Fe-bearing (Fe : Mg = 1 : 9) olivine aggregates with achievements of high density (≥ 99%) and fine grain size.