Evaluation of Physical and Structural Properties of Biofield Energy Treated Barium Calcium Tungsten Oxide

Journal: Advances in Materials PDF  

Published: 09-Nov-15 Volume: 4 Issue: 6 Pages: 95-100

DOI: 10.11648/j.am.20150406.11 ISSN: 2327-2503 (Print) 2327-252X (Online)

Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Rama Mohan Tallapragada, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Omprakash Latiyal, Snehasis Jana

Citation: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Rama Mohan Tallapragada, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Omprakash Latiyal, Snehasis Jana. Evaluation of Physical and Structural Properties of Biofield Energy Treated Barium Calcium Tungsten Oxide. Advances in Materials. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 95-100. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20150406.11

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Abstract

Barium calcium tungsten oxide (Ba2CaWO6) is known for its double perovskite-type crystal structure. The present study was designed to see the effect of biofield energy treatment on physical, atomic, and structural properties of Ba2CaWO6. In this study, Ba2CaWO6 powder sample was divided into two parts, one part was remained as untreated, denoted as control, while the other part was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment and coded as treated. After that, the control and treated samples were analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface area analyzer, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. The XRD data revealed that the crystallite size was decreased by 20% in the treated Ba2CaWO6 sample as compared to the control. The surface area of treated Ba2CaWO6 was increased by 9.68% as compared to the control sample. The FT-IR spectroscopic analysis exhibited that the absorbance band corresponding to stretching vibration of W-O bond was shifted to higher wavenumber from 665 cm-1 (control) to 673 cm-1 after biofield energy treatment. The ESR spectra showed that the signal width and height were decreased by 88.9 and 90.7% in treated Ba2CaWO6 sample as compared to the control. Therefore, above result revealed that biofield energy treatment has a significant impact on the physical and structural properties of Ba2CaWO6.

Conclusion

In summary, the biofield energy treatment has a significant impact on the physical and structural properties of Ba2CaWO6. The XRD data revealed that the crystallite size of treated Ba2CaWO6 was decreased by 20% as compared to the control. The decrease in crystallite size led to increase the surface area of treated Ba2CaWO6 by 9.6% as compared to the control. It is assumed that the biofield energy treatment may induced internal strain, due to which the crystallite might fracture and form subgrains. The FT-IR spectroscopy showed that the absorbance band corresponding to stretching vibration of W-O bond was shifted to higher wavenumber from 665 cm-1 (control) to 673 cm-1 after biofield energy treatment. It could be due to alteration of bonding strength of W-O bond in treated Ba2CaWO6 after biofield energy treatment. The ESR showed that the signal width and height were decreased by 88.9 and 90.7% in treated Ba2CaWO6 sample as compared to the control. Therefore, it is assumed that biofield energy treatment could be applied to modify the physical and structural properties of Ba2CaWO6 for photoluminescence applications.