New Journal of Glass and Ceramics

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ISSN / EISSN : 2161-7554 / 2161-7562
Current Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. (10.4236)
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Zahid Hussain
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 11, pp 1-33; doi:10.4236/njgc.2021.111001

The values of refractive index (n) for silicate glasses (silica, soda lime and borosilicate 7059) are decreased from 1.5119 to 1.5111, 1.5086 to 1.5065 and 1.5296 to 1.5281, respectively; and the optical band gap (Eg) is increased from 9.8 to 9.81 eV, 9.845 to 9.88 eV and 9.56 to 9.58 eV, respectively over the temperature range 295 - 473 K using ellipsometer at wavelength 632.8 nm. While n is decreased from 1.5276 to 1.5274, 1.5074 to 1.5070 and from 1.5283 to 1.5281, respectively; and Eg is increased from 9.59 to 9.592 eV, 9.862 to 9.870 eV, and 9.574 to 9.58 eV, respectively over the temperature range 297 - 322 K using Abbe refractometer at wavelength 589.3 nm. The values of oxide ion polarizability [αo2- (n) and αo2-(Eg)] regarding silica, soda lime and borosilicate 7059 glasses are decreased from 1.3427 to 1.3408, 1.6014 to 1.5941, 1.4329 to 1.4193, respectively over the temperature range 295 - 473 K using ellipsometer; and are decreased from 1.3786 to 1.3764, 1.5991 to 1.5969, 1.4297 to 1.4191, respectively over the temperature range 297 - 322 K using Abbe refractometer. Similarly, the values of optical basicity [A (n) and A (Eg)] of silica, soda lime, and borosilicate 7059 glasses are decreased from 0.4272 to 0.4245, 0.6271 to 0.6224, 0.5045 to 0.4933, respectively over the temperature range 295 - 473 K using ellipsometer; and are decreased from 0.4586 to 0.4567, 0.6256 to 0.6242, 0.5018 to 0.4930, respectively over the temperature range 297 - 322 K using Abbe refractometer. Further, we have found that for silica, soda lime and borosilicate 7059, the values of electronegativity (ξ1av) QUOTE ζ1av) using Zahidnumerical model [based on αO2- (n) and A (n)] are increased from 5.1035 to 5.5504, 4.0393 to 4.830, 4.8143 to 5.0111, respectively over the temperature range 295 - 473 K using ellipsometer; while these values are increased from 5.0657 to 5.2149, 5.0657 to 5.2149, 4.8357 to 5.0111, respectively over the temperature range 297 - 322 K using Abbe refractometer. It is very clear from this research report that both refractive index and optical band gap-based-oxide ion polarizability and optical basicity have the same decreasing trend as the temperature is increased, and this trend indicates that the reported glasses have a very small amount of electronic polarizability. Moreover, this decreasing trend occurs due to the decreasing amount of non-bridging oxygen (NBO) which in turn caused a decrease in refractive index within the silicate glass system at higher temperature. Since the calculated values of electronegativity are found to be in the range 4.0393 - 5.5504 for the reported silicate glasses, so all these glasses have an ionic character. Moreover, low values of optical basicity and of oxide ion polarizability suggest that the silicate glasses are not novel glasses (optical functional glasses) for non-linear optical (NLO) devices or for three dimensional displays.
Nada Elbaz, Gomaa El-Damrawi, Amr M. Abdelghany
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 11, pp 34-43; doi:10.4236/njgc.2021.111002

A new type of cerium borate glass-ceramic is prepared and studied. The microstructure and crystallization behaviors of the glass samples were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron diffraction (ED), and 31P NMR spectroscopy. The microstructures of samples contain 2 are amorphous in nature. More addition of CeO2 transforms the glass to glass-ceramics without thermal annealing. The morphological change of the microstructure of these materials was followed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The obtained results have revealed that the addition of more than 0.8 mol% CeO2 can promote nucleation and crystallization routes that are combined with the establishment of diverse crystalline phases. Glasses with lower contents of CeO2showed no tendency to crystallization. The crystals of CeO2 containing glasses were spheroid like morphology that was assigned to the three-dimensional fast growth of the well-formed structural species in the boro-apatite phase. In addition, the cerium free glass is characterized by particle-like morphology. Then the growth of spheroid species in three-dimension plays better compatibility and bioactivity behavior than that of the other types of morphology. This is may because the spherical shape has a higher surface area than that of the needle-like morphology. Accumulation and aggregation of small-sized spheres from cerium borate phases played the role of enhancing the hardness of the studied materials.
Monique Tohoue Tognonvi, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, Léon Koffi Konan, Ablam Zidol, Wilfried Cyrille N’Cho
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 10, pp 29-44; doi:10.4236/njgc.2020.103003

The reactivity of the recycled glass powder (GP) in a cementitious medium has been studied over time by means of X-ray diffraction and thermal gravimetric analysis. Two different mixtures based on cement/glass powder (0 or 20 wt% GP) and lime/glass powder (70 wt% GP) were considered. Analysis revealed the coexistence of both hydration and pozzolanic reaction during the hardening of the mortars. At young age, the cement hydration would prevail over the pozzolanic one resulting in a decrease of physico-chemical and mechanical properties of the material due to the dilution effect. The pozzolanic reaction that predominates from 91 days, would induce the formation of supplementary C-S-H leading to improve the material properties.
Norhan Atef, Gomaa El Damrawi, Abdelmagud Hassan, Lobna Sharaf El-Deen
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 10, pp 45-56; doi:10.4236/njgc.2020.104004

This work is aimed to shed light on the dielectric behavior of CuO containing glasses, since no publications concerning this issue have been presented before. Different glasses in the binary Na2O-B2O3 system were prepared by melt annealing technique. XRD spectra have shown that the amorphous structure is dominant in all glasses containing mixed concentrations from CuO and Na2O. The crystalline phases appeared only in glass free from Na2O. The dielectric spectroscopy is applied to shed some light on the conduction mechanisms in terms of changing both the dielectric constant and the electrical modulus of the investigated glasses. The ac conductivity increases with increasing frequency and decreases with increasing CuO concentration. Both the dielectric constant and dissipation loss is decreased with increasing frequency. Correlated barrier hopping (CBH) is considered an appropriate conduction mechanism results from the increase of frequency.
O. Ighere Jude, Alex Greaney P., Jude O. Ighere, P. Alex Greaney
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 10, pp 15-27; doi:10.4236/njgc.2020.102002

Thermal storage potential and thermal expansion are characteristic properties for extreme applications. ZrB2 is a candidate for advanced applications in aircraft and fusion reactors. This article presents density functional theory calculations of its states, microstructure and quasi-harmonic levels calculations of thermophysical properties. Band structure highlighted dynamical instability with metallic impurities in ZrB2 structure based on frequency modes. The observed projected density of states (PDOS) appropriate 4d orbital of Zr dominated at low frequency both in perfect crystal in the presence or absence of covalent impurities while B 2s and 2p orbitals dominate higher frequency states. Temperature dependency and anisotropy of coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) were evaluated with various impurities. Various thermodynamic properties like entropy and free energy were explored for degrees of freedom resulting from internal energy changes in the material. Computed results for heat capacity and CTE were compared to available numerical and experimental data.
Vahdat Astani Chee, Junfeng Yang, Zuyuan Yu, Astani Che Vahdat, Yang Junfeng
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 10, pp 1-13; doi:10.4236/njgc.2020.101001

The quality of a via hole on a multilayer stack of Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) tape is of utmost importance to its functionality. This paper investigates a substitute for the commonly used circular shape hole to a more complex one and its implications when different parameters such as sheet thickness, punch speed, travel distance and tool clearance are changed. Fabrication of the punch tools and the punching process is carried out at the same machine, ensuring alignment. Two types of non-circular shape are chosen to carry out the experiment. Pre-sintered complex shape hole measurements show that while punch conditions such as speed and tool gap have little effect on the size, sheet thickness and travel depth play a vital role in the overall dimension. Albeit having only a slight effect on the size, those parameters are significant in other aspects of hole quality. Post-sintering investigation is also observed and discussed.<
Nissamuddeen Kunnath, Jacob Philip
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 9, pp 1-14; doi:10.4236/njgc.2019.91001

Potassium Sodium Bismuth Titanate (KNBT) ceramics, with the general formula (1 - x)K0.5Bi0.5TiO3 -xNa0.5Bi0.5TiO3, have been synthesized following hydrothermal route, starting with solid solutions of pure perovskite nanoceramics of KBT and NBT in desired stoichiometric weight ratios, followed by sintering between 850°C and 1000°C for few hours. Pure KNBT nanoceramics with perovskite structure, having mean particle size around 30 nm, could be obtained. Morphology of the samples is found to depend strongly on composition. A change of composition results in a phase change, as evident from X-ray structure analysis. This phase change is a result of rhombohedral to tetragonal morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) in the sample with x around 0.80. Composition dependent occurrence of MPB leads to formation of needle like structures with micrometer length scales. These are typical of tetragonal lamellar structures, suggesting partial induction of tetragonal polar order from rhombohedral structure at MPB. Dielectric and piezoelectric properties, such as dielectric constant and loss, piezoelectric coefficients and figures of merit, exhibit threshold maxima in their values at the composition corresponding to MPB. These values reported for a lead-free piezoceramic, synthesized by a comparatively simple hydrothermal route, are highly promising, and comparable to well-known PZT.
Jianhua Zhu, Jinyuan Liu, Songjie Lu, Yong Zeng, Zhu Jianhua, Liu Jinyuan, Lu Songjie, Zeng Yong
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 9, pp 25-32; doi:10.4236/njgc.2019.93003

The sintering temperature of Li2ZnTi3O8 ceramics is still high for LTCC-based applications. In this work, V2O5 was doped as the sintering aid. The sintered density, phase composition, grain size, as well as microwave dielectric properties of Li2ZnTi3O8 ceramics with the addition of V2O5 were investigated. Based on our research, V2O5 doping effectively promoted the densification of Li2ZnTi3O8 ceramics at about 900°C, without affecting the main crystal phase of the ceramics. Li2ZnTi3O8 ceramics with 0.5 wt% V2O5 doping (sintered at 900°C) exhibited the best microwave dielectric properties (Qf = 22,400 GHz at about 6 GHz, εr = 25.5, and τf = -10.8 ppm/°C). The V2O5-doped Li2ZnTi3O8 ceramics were well cofired with Ag inner paste without cracks and diffusion, indicating its significant potential for LTCC applications.
Gomaa El Damrawi, Amal Behairy, Riham Atef, El Damrawi Gomaa, Behairy Amal, Atef Riham
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 9, pp 67-79; doi:10.4236/njgc.2019.94006

Glass and Glass iomomer cement (GICs) based on a specific composition of cerium phosphate glass (40 CeO2-60P2O5) have been prepared. Effect of the doping type at a fixed doping concentration from metal-phthalocyanines (M-PCs) on material structure and morphologies has been carefully studied. The corresponding changes in the material structure were widely followed up by 31P MAS NMR, X-Ray diffraction and FTIR spectroscopy. The network structure of both base glass and GIC which all free from metal phthalocyanines has been confirmed to be amorphous. GIC doped with M-PCs has shown a more ordered structure. There were clear changes in the position and intensities of 31P NMR spectral peaks of glasses upon changing the dopant type. In all cases, a little concentration from M-Phthalocyanine (0.8 mol%) leads to changing the network structure from amorphous to a more ordered structure. Phosphate structural phases are evidenced to be formed upon addition of a fixed amount of M-PCs (Ga, Co, Fe). The morphologies of some selected samples were characterized by SEM. The micrographs have revealed that formulating of cerium phosphate powder of the amorphous glass with a polymeric acid successfully led to the formation of CePO4-H2O bundles phases. But formulation with GIC containing Co or Fe or Ga Phthalocyanine can simply form co-aligned linear slaps and elongated nanofibers which are consisted of hydrated and carbonated CePO4 a GaPO4, FePO4 or CoPO4 crystals. The structure of all doped materials has a lower crack length than that of base glass. This was discussed on bases of formation of more aligned and elongated tough-fibers in matrix of all doped materials. Such tough fibers have ability to withstand breaking stress via suppressing crack propagation.
A. Behairy
New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Volume 9, pp 15-24; doi:10.4236/njgc.2019.92002

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