Enhanced thermal stability of high-bismuth borate glasses by addition of iron

MARY, Nicolas, REBOURS, Marius, CASTEL, Elena, VAISHNAV, Shuchi, DENG, Wei, BELL, Anthony, CLEGG, Francis, ALLSOPP, Benjamin, SCRIMSHIRE, Alex and BINGHAM, Paul (2018). Enhanced thermal stability of high-bismuth borate glasses by addition of iron. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids.

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Glasses with nominal molar composition 20B2O3 – (80-x)Bi2O3 – xFe2O3 (where x = 0–40) were successfully prepared by melt-quenching. These glasses were characterised by multiple techniques including density, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-Ray fluorescence (XRF), Raman, FT-IR and Mössbauer spectroscopies, dilatometry and differential thermal analysis (DTA). Partial replacement of Bi2O3 by Fe2O3 leads to decreasing density and molar volume and a substantial increase in thermal stability, as measured by several parameters, with maximum improvements achieved when x = 10-20. These improvements are accompanied by modest increases in dilatometric softening point. FT-IR and Raman spectra confirm the presence of BO3 and BiO6 structural units in all glasses, with glass structure apparently little affected by Fe2O3. Mössbauer spectroscopy confirms that iron is present partly as 4-fold coordinated Fe3+ in all glasses, with some 5- and / or 6- coordinated Fe3+ sites also present.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.07.061
Depositing User: Paul Bingham
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 14:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:38
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22353

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