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Gallium phosphate (GaPO4 or gallium orthophosphate) is a colorless trigonal crystal with a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs scale. GaPO4 is isotypic with quartz, possessing very similar properties, but the silicon atoms are alternately substituted with gallium and phosphorus, thereby doubling the piezoelectric effect. GaPO4 has many advantages over quartz for technical applications, like a higher electromechanical coupling coefficient in resonators, due to this doubling.Contrary to quartz, GaPO4 is not found in nature. Therefore, a hydrothermal process must be used to synthesize the crystal.
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The various piezoelectric material used to generate electricity from mechanical stress includes quartz, polyvinylidene fluoride, aluminum nitride, zinc oxide, lead zirconate titanate, barium titanate, tourmaline, gallium orthophosphate, and berlinite among others.
From automobile to aeronautic with biomedical, all applications domain uses sensors. Some of them are frequency-output. The coming of new piezoelectric materials opens a door to applications not accessible nowadays and specially at high temperatures. Gallium orthophosphate (GaPO4) is one of these new piezoelectric materials with high coupling factor. This book is about design and realisation of different GaPO's sensors working in acoustic bulk waves. The first part consists to study temperature sensibility and stability building analytical model of vibrating beam in length extensional, flexural and torsional modes.This theoretical study is then completed and compared with analysis using Finite Element Method (FEM) and experiemental measurements of some resonators made in different crystallographic orientations. Then application of biosensors using thickness shear mode is presented. An FEM is realised in order to study influence of some parameters on sensor behaviour. A comparison between model and measurements is also reported. These positive results open up possibilities of future developments described in conclusion.
Phase transitions of gallium orthophosphate (GaPO4) have been studied by thermal analysis between ambient temperature and 1100 degrees C. In situ X-ray powder diffraction at selected temperatures confirmed the three known polymorphic structure types of low-quartz, low-cristobalite and high-cristobalite GaPO4, respectively. Whereas the as-synthesized powder retained its low-quartz structure up to 970 degrees C, powders cycled up to 1100 degrees C exhibited three phase transitions (low-cristobalite --> (approximate to 620 degrees C) high-cristobalite --> (approximate to 800 degrees C) low-quartz --> (approximate to 970 degrees C) high-cristobalite) while heating up and one phase transition (high-cristobalite --> (approximate to 590 degrees C) low-cristobalite) while cooling down. However, the high-cristobalite/low-quartz heating transformation was found to be kinetically hindered. Isothermal in situ X-ray powder diffraction revealed a remarkable temperature dependence of this reaction kinetics.
To immobilize halide and actinide ions present in specific ILW waste a process has been developed that uses mineral phases as the host material. The mechanism of substitution of gallium into these phases will have a large effect on the phase assemblage. This will inevitably affect the total amount of halide that can be immobilized in to total phase mixture.
These were studied by powder x-ray diffraction (XRD) to determine the phase assemblage and solid solution limits of gallium in the apatite and whitlockite phases. It was found that a complete solid solution was formed between whitlockite, Ca3(PO4)2, and Ca9Gay(PO4)6+y. In the nominal apatite compositions it was found that gallium did not substitute into the apatite structure but was instead partitioned over Ca9Gay(PO4)6+y, gallium phosphate, and unreacted gallium oxide. At higher temperatures gallium suppressed the formation of the apatite phase and was largely partitioned into the Ca9Gay(PO4)6+y phase whereas at lower temperature the majority was present as unreacted Ga2O3. In the full DCHP compositions it was found that gallium is likely to be partitioned over a number of phases including apatite, cationdoped whitlockite and gallium phosphate. 041b061a72