Impact of Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO addition on the crystallization of Yb3+ doped phosphate glass-ceramic

Mikko Hongisto, Otto Linros, Sylvain Danto, Veronique Jubera, Laeticia Petit

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New Yb3+-doped phosphate glasses with a composition of (98.75-x) (90 NaPO3 – 10 Na2O) – x (Al2O3, TiO2, or ZnO) – 1.25 Yb2O3 (in mol-%), with x from 0 to 3, were prepared via conventional melting and quenching process. The thermal and physical properties were studied by differential thermal analysis (DTA) and density measurement, respectively. The glass structure was investigated using visible/infrared spectroscopy and the crystallization properties of the glasses using XRD. Changes in the glass composition were found to have an impact on the glass structure and more importantly on the crystallization process; the addition of Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO promotes the precipitation of the Na5P3O10 crystalline phase at the expense of NaYb(P2O7) and NaPO3 phases and more importantly, promotes surface crystallization at the expense of bulk crystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112032
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Early online date13 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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