Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol.100, No.6, 2525-2532, 2017
The kinetic analysis of irreversible consecutive solid state reactions: The effect of zinc on the formation of cordierite
Many reactions in the solid state occur in multiple reaction steps. Here, I present a method of determining the kinetics of a two-step consecutive reaction from isothermal, time resolved, powder diffraction data. This method is illustrated with a study of the kinetics of the formation of cordierite from a glass precursor with and without doping with zinc.