Sintering and crystallization behavior of CaMgSi2 O6 - NaFeSi2 O6 based glass-ceramics

Ashutosh Goel, Anna Maria Ferrari, Ishu Kansal, Maria J. Pascual, Luisa Barbieri, Federica Bondioli, Isabella Lancellotti, Manuel J. Ribeiro, Joś M.F. Ferreira

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We report on the synthesis, sintering, and crystallization behaviors of a glass with a composition corresponding to 90 mol % CaMgSi2 O 6 -10 mol % NaFeSi2 O6. The investigated glass composition crystallized superficially immediately after casting of the melt and needs a high cooling rate (rapid quenching) in order to produce an amorphous glass. Differential thermal analysis and hot-stage microscopy were employed to investigate the glass forming ability, sintering behavior, relative nucleation rate, and crystallization behavior of the glass composition. The crystalline phase assemblage in the glass-ceramics was studied under nonisothermal heating conditions in the temperature range of 850-950 °C in both air and N 2 atmosphere. X-ray diffraction studies adjoined with the Rietveld-reference intensity ratio method were employed to quantify the amount of crystalline phases, while electron microscopy was used to shed some light on the microstructure of the resultant glass-ceramics. Well sintered glass-ceramics with diopside as the primary crystalline phase were obtained where the amount of diopside varied with the heating conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093502
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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