Dynamic and Mechanical Properties of Calcium Borophosphate Glasses in Relation to Structure and Topology

Christian Hermansen, Yuanzheng Yue

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Calcium borophosphate glasses and glass ceramics are of interest as bone-replacement implants as they can bond to bone through an apatite layer, and dissolve in vitro at a rate comparable to the growth rate of natural bone. We investigate the pseudo-binary join between CaO•P2O5 and CaO•2B2O3 because both end-members form glasses and the CaO/P2O5 ratio (which is related to bioactivity) varies from unity to infinity across the join. We explore the composition and structure dependence of the glass transition temperature, kinetic fragility, indentation hardness, and glass stability. We also study the crystallization behavior of this glass series. The compositional variation of these properties is analyzed using the Phillips-Thorpe rigidity percolation paradigm and the temperature dependent constraint theory. This analysis gives insight into the link between properties and composition in borophosphate glasses.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20137 Jun 2013


Conference10th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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