Chapter 5. Zinc-Iron-Chromite Pigments

  1. William Smothers
  1. S. H. Murdock1 and
  2. R. A. Eppler2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310458.ch5

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Murdock, S. H. and Eppler, R. A. (1987) Zinc-Iron-Chromite Pigments, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310458.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    The O. Hommel Co. 235 Hope St., Carnegie, PA 15106

  2. 2

    Eppler Associates 400 Cedar Ln., Cheshire, CT 06410

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374757

Online ISBN: 9780470310458

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Keywords:

  • zinc-iron-chromite pigments;
  • octahedral sites;
  • cubic oxide structure;
  • tetrahedral interstices;
  • ternary materials

Summary

The system ZnO-Fe203-Cr2O3 is the basis of most of the brown pigments used in the whitewares industry. The ability of iron to occur on both the tetrahedral and octahedral sites of the spinel structure leads to a versatile system yielding a variety of related shades.