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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 91–99 | Cite as

The controlled reduction of copper tungstate in H2O/H2 mixtures

  • A. K. Basu
  • F. R. Sale
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Abstract

The controlled reductions of copper tungstate, copper tungstate plus blue tungsten oxide and CuO plus WO3 have been studied at temperatures of 500, 600 and 700δC using H2/H2O mixtures in a glass thermobalance. The copper-tungsten oxide composite powder products have been characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning electron microscopy. The morphologies of the copper-tungsten oxide products have been related to the morphologies of copper-tungsten powders obtained by dry hydrogen reduction. It is shown that widely varying copper-tungsten oxide morphologies may be obtained as precursors for metal powder production by control of the H2/H2O ratio in the reducing gas mixture.

Keywords

Scanning Electron Microscopy Tungsten Oxide Product Diffraction Analysis Metal Powder 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Basu
    • 1
  • F. R. Sale
    • 1
  1. 1.Metallurgy DepartmentManchester UniversityManchesterUK

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