Journal: Industrial Engineering & Management PDF
Published: 26-Feb-15 Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Pages: 001-005
DOI: 10.4172/2169-0316.1000151 ISSN: 2169-0316
Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Shrikant Patil* and Rama Mohan R Tallapragada
Citation: Trivedi MK, Patil S, Tallapragada RMR (2015) Effect of Biofield Treatment on the Physical and Thermal Characteristics of Aluminium Powders. Ind Eng Manage 4: 151. doi:10.4172/2169-0316.1000151
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Aluminium powders are used in a wide range from propelling rockets to improving personal hygiene. More popular industrial applications include manufacture of silver metallic pigments, paints, inks, plastics, packaging, textiles and aerospace industry. As thick film pastes used in the manufacture of silicon solar cells, and as reducing agent and sources of heat, used in alumina thermic and exothermic applications.
In the present investigation, Aluminium powders were exposed to non-contact Biofield treatment. Both the exposed and unexposed powders were later characterized by various techniques. The average particle size, after a slight initial decrease was found to increase after 80 days of treatment substantially, which suggested the operation of competing mechanisms fracture and sintering (micro welding). The BET surface area monotonically decreased which was consistent with increase in particle size. SEM photographs showed that samples exposed to Biofield after 38 days showed growth in particle size and particles joined at inter and intra particle boundaries. X-ray diffraction of the powder samples indicated both increase and decrease in crystallite size, unit cell volume, change in nuclear charge per unit volume of atom and atomic weight of samples exposed to Biofield even after 106 days. These results indicated that properties of Aluminium powders could be changed even up to atomic level by exposure to Biofield.
Biofield exerted by Mr.Trivedi on aluminium metal powders had caused the following effects;
The specific surface area of the treated powders had decreased with increase in number of days after treatment, which was also consistent with increased percent of coarser particles.
Scanning electron microscopy indicated increase in size and roundness of particles thus justifying the observed decrease in surface area.
Results of X-ray diffraction had showed that treatment with Biofield had increased the percent change in both unit cell volume and atomic weight while it decreased the percent change in nuclear charge per unit volume of atom. These results suggest that Biofield mediated energy conversion to mass and mass conversion to energy through interchange of protons and neutrons in the nucleus.