Mandal, Sitendu and Chatterjee, Raktima and Nag, Sourav and Manna, Srikrishna and Jana, Sunirmal and Biswas, Kaushik and Ambade, Balram (2023) Low Expansion Glass-Ceramics Using Industrial Waste and Low-cost Aluminosilicate Minerals: Fabrication and Characterizations. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 82 (1). pp. 46-55. ISSN 0371-750X

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The recycling of the wastes towards value added product development has become a prime challenge. In this work, a low thermal expansion glass-ceramic material based on ternary LAS (Li2O-Al2O3-SiO2) system has been prepared by adopting meltquenching route using industrial waste (blast furnace slag) and low-cost aluminosilicate minerals (China clay and pyrophyllite) at relatively low melting temperature (similar to 1450 degrees C). A part of the precursor powder for pristine glass has also been prepared by sol-gel processing utilizing Li2CO3 and Al(NO3)(3).9H(2)O to obtain better homogeneity in the glass composition vis-a-vis glass-ceramics at lower melting temperature. Thermal properties of the material have been characterized to optimize the nucleation and crystallization temperatures for converting glass to glass-ceramics. Phase structure and surface morphology of the glass-ceramics have been analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy. XRD study reveals the presence of lithium aluminosilicate as a major phase at the crystallization temperature of 730 degrees C. The developed glass-ceramics show a low thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) value of (19 +/- 0.5)x10(-7)/degrees C in the temperature range of 30 degrees-500 degrees C. The present work can unfold an avenue towards conversion of waste into wealth in the form of low CTE glass-ceramics for possible application as cook-top plate of LPG gas oven.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2023 12:17
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2023 12:17

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