While the influence of thermal history on the structure and properties of glasses has been thoroughly studied in the past century, the influence of pressure history has received considerably less attention. In this study, we investigate the pressure-induced changes in structure and properties in a series of borate glasses. Upon isostatic compression, NMR experiments show that the fraction of tetrahedral boron increases, leading to an overall decrease of the molar volume of the network. We correlate these structural changes with changes in elastic moduli from Brillouin scattering experiments, hardness and crack formation from nanoindentation experiments, and overshoot in isobaric heat capacity from DSC experiments at ambient pressure. The influence of the initial boron speciation on the degree of changes in structure and properties will also be discussed.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||2012 Glass & Optical Materials Devision Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society - Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, United States|
Duration: 20 May 2012 → 24 May 2012
|Conference||2012 Glass & Optical Materials Devision Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society|
|Location||Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark|
|Period||20/05/2012 → 24/05/2012|