The role of the network-modifier's field-strength in the chemical durability of aluminoborate glasses

Tandré Oey, Anne Kristine F. Frederiksen, Nerea Mascaraque Alvarez, Randall E. Youngman, Magdalena Balonis, Morten Mattrup Smedskjær, Mathieu Bauchy, Gaurav Sant

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Abstract

Aluminoborate glasses find use as sealants in numerous energy-storage and biomedical devices. However, a primary shortcoming of this glass family is its chemical durability, particularly when they may be exposed to alkaline (aqueous) environments. The structural features of such glasses, namely the network-modifying elements are thought to regulate such durability, e.g., due to the changes they induce in the coordination of network-forming elements. Herein, by systematic analyses of dissolution rates – a proxy for chemical durability – of a wide range of aluminoborate glasses containing network modifiers of diverse field strengths, it is shown that network modifiers affect the atomic topology of the glass network in relation to field strength. This reveals a general scaling of aluminoborate glass dissolution rates as a function of their atomic network's rigidity. The outcomes highlight pathways that could be used to improve the chemical durability of aluminoborate glasses by compositional alterations (i.e., selecting network modifiers) that enhance network rigidity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume505
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
ISSN0022-3093
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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Keywords

  • Coordination
  • Dissolution
  • Glass
  • Network-modifiers
  • Topological constraint theory

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Oey, Tandré ; Frederiksen, Anne Kristine F. ; Mascaraque Alvarez, Nerea ; Youngman, Randall E. ; Balonis, Magdalena ; Smedskjær, Morten Mattrup ; Bauchy, Mathieu ; Sant, Gaurav. / The role of the network-modifier's field-strength in the chemical durability of aluminoborate glasses. In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 2019 ; Vol. 505. pp. 279-285.
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The role of the network-modifier's field-strength in the chemical durability of aluminoborate glasses. / Oey, Tandré; Frederiksen, Anne Kristine F.; Mascaraque Alvarez, Nerea; Youngman, Randall E.; Balonis, Magdalena; Smedskjær, Morten Mattrup; Bauchy, Mathieu; Sant, Gaurav.

In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 505, 01.02.2019, p. 279-285.

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