A glass composition for use as a sealant or otherwise bonded to a fuel cell component, including from about 40 mol % to about 60 mol % RO; from about 2 mol % to about 10 mol % M2O3; and from about 35 mol % to about 45 mol % SiO2. R is selected from the group including strontium, calcium, magnesium and zinc and combinations thereof. M is selected from the group including aluminum, boron, lanthanum, iron and combinations thereof. The glass includes at least about 5 mol % ZnO. Upon heat treatment, the glass at least partially crystallizes with the formation of at least one alkaline earth-zinc pyrosilicate crystalline phases.
R. K. Brow et al., "Glass and Glass-Ceramic Sealant Compositions," The Curators of the University of Missouri, Jul 2008.
Materials Science and Engineering
Patent Application Number
US 7,399,720 B1
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