Masters Theses


"A series of cesium phosphate glasses, XCs2O·(1-X)P2O5, where X ≤ O.60 were prepared. The addition of ~ 16% mole Cs2O to P2O5 decreases the glass transition temperature (Tg ) by 156K. Tg increases by 25K with the further addition of cesium oxide up to 60 mole% CS2O. The density of V-P2O5 is 2.39 g/cm3, and with cesium oxide additions the cesium phosphate glass density increases monotonically to 3.88 g/cm3 (59.1 mole% Cs2O). The 31P magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectra show that the addition of Cs2O causes a continuous conversion of the 3D ultraphosphate network to the chain metaphosphate structure. There is a break in the Q2 isotropic chemical shift (δiso) at ~35 mole% Cs2O. The 133Cs MAS NMR spectra show a 90 ppm increase in δiso, which indicates a decrease in the average electron density around the cesium, more covalent Cs-O bonding, and a shorter average Cs-O bond length. The Raman data indicates a conversion of the 3D phosphate glass network to a chain metaphosphate glass structure with the addition of Cs2O. The properties and spectroscopic results are interpreted using a structural model that considers the effects of composition on the average coordination environments of cesium ions"--Abstract, page 2.


Brow, Richard K.

Committee Member(s)

Day, D. E.
Blum, Frank D.


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering


Financial support of Sandia National Labs and the Appleyard Fund (UMR) is gratefully acknowledged. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under Contract DE-AS04-94AL8500.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2000


ix, 102 pages

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Includes bibliographical references.


© 2000 Carol Ann Click, All rights reserved.

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