Effect of BaO on Thermo-Physical Properties of Lithium Zinc Silicate Glass-Ceramics
Lithium zinc silicate (LZS) glasses containing Li2O–ZnO–SiO2–Na2O–B2O3–BaO–P2O5 with different BaO/(BaO+ZnO) ratios were prepared by conventional melt and quench technique and subsequently converted into glass-ceramics. The effect of BaO/(BaO+ZnO) ratio on various thermo-physical properties was investigated by changing the ratio from 0 to 0.226. The crystalline phases were characterized by X-ray diffraction technique on the composite glass-ceramics, including Li3Zn0.5SiO4, Li2OZnSiO4 and cristobalite phase. The thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) in the temperature range 70–400 oC increased from 107 × 10-7 to 141 ×10-7 / oC. The increase in expansion coefficient was associated with the formation of different phases which in turn influenced the rigidity/bonding in the glass-ceramics. The microstructure was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the grain size became bigger after the addition of BaO.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
B. Zhai et al., "Effect of BaO on Thermo-Physical Properties of Lithium Zinc Silicate Glass-Ceramics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 503-507, 2011