Garai, Mrinmoy and Karmakar, Basudeb (2016) Rare earth ion controlled crystallization of mica glass-ceramics. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 678. pp. 360-369. ISSN 0925-8388

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In understanding the effects of rare earth ions to control the crystallization and microstructure of alkaline boroaluminosilicate system, the CeO2, Nd2O3, Sm2O3 and Gd2O3 doped K2O-MgO-B2O3-Al2O3-SiO2-F glasses were synthesized by melt-quenching at 1550 degrees C. Higher density (2.82-3.06 g cm(-3)) and thermal stability (glass phase) is experiential on addition of rare earth content, which also affects in increasing the glass transition temperature (Tg) and crystallization temperature (Tc). Decrease of thermal expansion in glasses with rare earth ion content is maintained by the stabilization of glass matrix owing to their large cationic field strength. A significant change in the non-isothermal DSC thermogram observed at 750-1050 degrees C is attributed to fluorophlogopite crystallization. Opaque glass-ceramics were prepared from such glasses by single step heat-treatment at 1050 degrees C; and the predominant crystalline phases are identified as fluorophlogopite mica, KMg3(AlSi3O10) F2 by XRD and EDX analysis. The compact glassceramic microstructure by the agglomeration of fluorophlogopite mica crystallites (crystal size similar to 100 e500 nm, FESEM) is achieved in attendance of rare earth ion; and such microstructure controlled the variation of density, thermal expansion and microhardness value. Higher thermal expansion (11.11 e14.08 - 10(-6)/K at 50-800 degrees C and 50-900 degrees C) of such glass-ceramics approve that these rare earth containing glasses can be useful for high temperature vacuum sealing application with metal or solid electrolyte. The increase of Vickers microhardness (5.27-5.61 GPa) in attendance of rare earth ions is attributed to the compact crystallinity of fluorophlogopite mica glass-ceramic microstructure. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 11:46

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