Indian Journal of Materials Science / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Preparation of Samarium Doped Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate and Study of Its Density and Thermal and Dielectric Characteristics

Table 2

Optimum conditions for the growth of samarium doped calcium hydrogen phosphate (Sm:CHPD) crystals.

ConditionsOptimum value

Density of sodium metasilicate solution1.04 gm/cm3
Concentration of phosphoric acid0.5 M
Concentration of calcium chloride0.9 M
Concentration of samarium nitrate0.1 M
pH of the gel5
Gel ageing time72 hrs
TemperatureRoom temperature
Period of growth5 weeks