Iron Valence and Coordination in Phosphate Glasses as Studied by Optical Spectroscopy
Optical spectroscopy was employed to study iron phosphate glasses of the general composition xFe2O3(100−x)P2O5 (14≤x≤47 mol%). Cation vibrational properties showed that iron is predominantly present as iron(II) in glasses of lower total iron content and as iron(III) in glasses of higher total iron content. In glasses containing 40 and 47 mol% Fe2O3 some of iron(III) ions changed from octahedral to tetrahedral coordination. Increasing iron content increased network disorder to the point where the structural changes occur, i.e., where iron cations changed their charge or coordination.
B. Pivac et al., "Iron Valence and Coordination in Phosphate Glasses as Studied by Optical Spectroscopy," Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Elsevier, May 1998.
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Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Composition Effects; Coordination Reactions; Molecular Vibrations; Phosphate Glass; Spectroscopic Analysis; Glass; Iron oxides; Molecular structure; Optical spectroscopy; Phosphorus compounds
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