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The effect of composition on the structure of sodium borophosphate glasses

Carta, Daniela, Qiu, Dong, Guerry, Paul, Ahmed, Ifty, Abou Neel, Ensanya A., Knowles, Jonathan C., Smith, Mark E., Newport, Robert J. (2008) The effect of composition on the structure of sodium borophosphate glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 354 (31). pp. 3671-3677. ISSN 0022-3093. (doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2008.04.009) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Glasses in the system 40(P2O5)-x(B2O3)-(60-x)(Na2O) (10 <= x <= 30 mol%) have been prepared by the melt-quenching technique. Thermal properties were studied using differential thermal analysis and the relationship between composition and thermal stability was obtained. Structural characterization was achieved by a combination of experimental data (infrared and Raman spectroscopy, B-11 and P-31 solid state NMR). In particular, variations in the phosphate network structure upon addition of B2O3 and Na2O were investigated. Analysis of the data indicates that with increasing B2O3 content and decreasing Na2O, the glass network shows increasing levels of cross-linking between phosphate and borate units. Evidence of direct B-O-P bonds was observed. In the compositional range investigated, borate groups contain boron almost exclusively in four-fold coordination.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2008.04.009
Uncontrolled keywords: phosphates
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2009 11:51 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 08:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14870 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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