Journal: Advanced Chemical Engineering PDF
Published: 21-Sep-15 Volume: 5 Issue: 4
DOI: 10.4172/2090-4568.1000136 ISSN: 2090-4568
Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Rama Mohan Tallapragada , Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Omprakash Latiyal and Snehasis Jana
Citation: Trivedi MK, Tallapragada RM, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, et al. (2015) Physical, Atomic and Thermal Properties of Biofield Treated Lithium Powder. J Adv Chem Eng 5: 136. doi:10.4172/2090-4568.1000136
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Lithium has gained extensive attention in medical science due to mood stabilizing activity. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on physical, atomic, and thermal properties of lithium powder. The lithium powder was divided into two parts i.e., control and treatment. Control part was remained as untreated and treatment part received Mr. Trivedis biofield treatment. Subsequently, control and treated lithium powder samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric analysis-differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). XRD data showed that lattice parameter, unit cell volume, density, atomic weight, and nuclear charge per unit volume of lithium were altered after biofield treatment. The crystallite size of treated lithium was increased by 75% as compared to control. DSC analysis exhibited an increase in melting temperature of treated lithium powder upto 11.2% as compared to control. TGA-DTA analysis result showed that oxidation temperature, which found after melting point, was reduced upto 285.21°C in treated lithium as compared to control (358.96°C). Besides, SEM images of control and treated lithium samples showed the agglomerated micro particles. Moreover, FT-IR analysis data showed an alteration in absorption band (416?449 cm-1) in treated lithium sample after biofield treatment as compared to control. Overall, data suggested that biofield treatment has significantly altered the physical, atomic, and thermal properties of lithium powder.
XRD data showed that biofield treatment results in reduction of unit cell volume and atomic weight by 0.46% as compared to control; however density and nuclear charge per unit volume were increased by 0.45 and 0.46%, respectively as compared to control. Based on the increase in nuclear charge per unit volume in treated lithium sample, it is assumed that nuclear strength of Li+ ions might enhanced after biofield treatment. It may lead to increase the efficacy of Li+ ions in human brain as mood stabilizer. Besides, the crystallite size was increased from 62.17 nm (control) to 108.8 nm in treated lithium powder. The melting point of treated lithium was increased upto 202.21°C as compared to control (181.86°C). Further, the change in melting point can be correlated with the change in interatomic interaction of treated lithium atoms after biofield treatment. It is assumed that the change in interatomic interaction may lead to alter the interaction of Li+ ions with NO in CNS of human. In addition, TG-DTA study revealed that oxidation temperature of lithium was reduced upto 285.21°C as compared to control (358.96°C). SEM image of treated lithium sample showed the fractured and welded surface as compared to inter-particle and agglomerated boundaries in control. FT-IR result showed that, Li-O bond in treated sample (449 cm-1) was altered as compared to control (416 cm-1). Overall, data suggested that biofield treatment has altered the physical, atomic, and thermal properties of lithium powder. Therefore, it is assumed that biofield treated lithium powder could be more useful in mood stabilizer drug as compared to control.