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Structural characteristic of Na2O-P2O5-GeO2 glass systems

M. R., Sahar and A. W. M. A., Hussein and R., Hussin (2007) Structural characteristic of Na2O-P2O5-GeO2 glass systems. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 353 (11-12). pp. 1134-1140.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2006.12.032

Abstract

Phosphate glasses based on xNa2O-0.5P2O5-(0.5-x)GeO2 (0.0=<x=<0.5)mol%, were prepared and their structures were characterized by magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Raman and IR spectroscopy techniques. It was found that the phosphate network of these glasses is composed of middle (Q^2) and branching (Q^3) phosphate tetrahedra, whereas germanium part in the network is composed of three- or four-membered GeO4 tetrahedral rings. It was also found that the germanium tetrahedral are randomly connected to either Q^2 or Q^3 phosphate units in the network. The glass network, especially the Q^2 units can be modified by the presence of Na ions. This modification is primarily associated with the phosphate. It is found that these glasses behave as if they are formed from a solution of GeO2 and sodium-phosphate glass with various GeO4 units and the Q^2 and Q^3 phosphate units randomly distributed in the network.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:glass formation, glasses, optical properties, optical spectroscopy, FTIR measurements, raman spectroscopy, Oxide glasses, Phosphates, NMR, MAS, NMR, NQR
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:17125
Deposited By: Ramli Haron
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 09:02
Last Modified:25 Nov 2011 09:02

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