Title

The Short-range Structure of Zinc Polyphosphate Glass

Abstract

31P magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR) spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy have been used to examine the polyhedral arrangements in xZnO · (1 - x)P2O5 (0.50 ≤ x ≤ 0.71) glasses. The depolymerization of P metaphosphate chains by the addition of ZnO is quantitatively described by the increase in the concentration of Q1-phosphate sites, determined from the 31P MAS-NMR spectra. When x > 0.60, the NMR and Raman spectra exhibit peaks due to Q0 and Q2 tetrahedra, indicating that structures disproportionate in glass melts near the pyrophosphate composition. The splitting of the Raman peak due to the Q1 terminal oxygen stretching mode indicates that a variety of P-O-Zn bonds participate in the polyphosphate glass structure. The complex mixture of P and Zn polyhedra contributes to the glass-forming tendency of the high ZnO (> 60 mol%) compositions. © 1995 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Materials Science and Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Language(s)

English

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© 1995 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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