Title

An Investigation of the Local Iron Environment in Iron Phosphate Glasses Having Different Fe(II) Concentrations

Abstract

The local environment around iron ions in iron phosphate glasses of starting batch composition 40Fe2O3-60P2O5 (mol%) melted at varying temperatures or under different melting atmospheres has been investigated using Fe-57 Mössbauer and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopies. Mössbauer spectra indicate that all of the glasses contain both Fe(II) and Fe(III) ions. The quadrupole splitting distribution fits of Mössbauer spectra show that Fe(II) ions occupy a single site whereas Fe(III) ions occupy two distinct sites in these glasses. when melted at higher temperatures or in reducing atmospheres, the Fe(II) fraction in the glass increases at the expense of Fe(III) ions at only one of the two sites they occupy. The pre-edge feature in the XAFS data suggests that the overall disorder in the near-neighbor environment of iron ions decreases with increasing Fe(II) fraction. The XAFS results also show that the average iron-oxygen coordination is in the 4-5 range indicating that iron ions have mixed tetrahedral-octahedral coordination.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Physics

Sponsor(s)

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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