Title

Mechanical and Structural Properties of Phosphate Glasses

Abstract

Mechanical and structural properties of sodium (NAFP) and zinc (ZAFP) iron-aluminum-phosphate bulk glass and fibers have been investigated. Young's modulus of the fibers was measured by a three-point bending method while the strength was measured by a two-point bending method. In general, the tensile strength of the ZAFP fibers (4.2-7.2 GPa) was higher than the tensile strength of the NAFP fibers (2.8-4.2 GPa). After exposing the fibers to air for 10 days, the strength decreased by 15-34%. The structure of bulk glass as well as fibers, studied by Mössbauer and IR spectroscopy, was very similar for all the compositions studied.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Energy

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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