cristobalite


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cris·to·ba·lite

(kris-tō'bă-līt)
Form of crystalline silica used in casting investments.
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The principal mineral phases identified in the Huayacocotla samples are cristobalite, andalusite, and kaolinite; and the principal mineral phases identified in the Alumbres samples are quartz and cristobalite.
The 100% silica sand has the greatest amount of expansion at the alpha/beta quartz, A/B transformation and a distinct transformation point to cristobalite. The various blends of silica sand with zircon sands show a reduced amount of A/B peak transformation that reduce the core dimensions at the adjacent metal's critical temperature reducing the predicted diameter of the casting section.
Other associated minerals include ankerite, barite, calcite, weloganite, cristobalite, dolomite, quartz, celestine, marcasite, aegirine and pyrite.
Mineralogical characterization has revealed that bagasse ash is predominantly composed of quartz and cristobalite, both of which are silica minerals, followed by calcite which is agreed upon by most of the researchers.
Helens in Washington State produced short-lived ashfalls with vastly fewer fine particles containing only 4% cristobalite by weight.
Caption: Figure 2: XRD patterns of all supplementary cementing materials (1: quartz, 2: feldspars, 3: anhydrite, 4: maghemite, 5: gehlenite, 6: cristobalite, 7: illite, and 8: calcite).
Initially, the hardness of the porous alumina ceramics decreases at 20% after which it increases at 30% and 50%, due to the variations of porosity and the formation of the ceramic phases, namely, mullite and cristobalite, which have a high value of hardness as shown in Figure 5(a) [37-39].
A peak at higher temperatures, which corresponds to the cristobalite transition in silica sand, also denotes the sintering temperature of the sample, when sand grains partially melt and start fusing to each other.
It can contain small area of quasi-crystalline form [12] like cristobalite, coesite, or crystalline quartz [13].
However, gypsum and alums (Beyer, 1912) are clearly the most common mineral phases in all regions of the BCB, while gypsum, clay minerals and cristobalite dominate the coarse-grained sandstones and conglomerates of the Polish Carpathians (Alexandrowicz and Pawlikowski, 1982).
Upon exposure to ultraviolet light or to heating, the structure of the tetragonal pseudocubic melanophlogite first transforms to the cubic structure and then collapses and inverts to silica phases higher in specific gravity, such as cristobalite or chalcedony.
D 600 Amorphous phase, [delta]-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] A 1000 Amorphous phase, [delta]-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] B 1000 Amorphous phase, anatase, rutile, [delta]- [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] C 1000 Amorphous phase, anatase, rutile, [delta]- [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] D 1000 Amorphous phase, [delta]-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] A Cristobalite, mullite, 1400 quartz, tridymite B Cristobalite, mullite, rutile, 1400 tridymite C Cristobalite, mullite, rutile, 1400 tridymite D Cristobalite, mullite, 1400 quartz, tridymite