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Sol-gel synthesis and structural characterisation of binary TiO2-P2O5 glasses

Pickup, David M. and Speight, R. J. (Richard J.) and Knowles, Jonathan C. and Smith, Mark E. and Newport, Robert J. (2008) Sol-gel synthesis and structural characterisation of binary TiO2-P2O5 glasses. Materials Research Bulletin, 43 (2). pp. 333-342.

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Abstract

An improved method for the sol-gel synthesis of binary (TiO2)(0.5)(P2O5)(0.5) glasses has been developed. Elemental analysis of the products showed that the loss of phosphorous upon drying and heat treatment is low. The structure of the heat-treated glasses was studied using neutron diffraction and high-energy X-ray diffraction, analysis of which revealed a structure consisting Of PO4 tetrahedra and TiO6 octahedra sharing corners in a three-dimensional amorphous network. The Reverse Monte Carlo method was used to produce a structural model which illustrated that the structure of the glass is, at the near-neighbour level, closely analogous to the superstructure of crystalline TiP2O7. No significant atomic-scale structural differences were observed between glasses prepared by acid- or base-catalysed sol-gel reactions. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Materials Research Bulletin
Uncontrolled Keywords: amorphous materials, sol-gel chemistry, neutron scattering, X-ray diffraction
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: VC's Office
ID Code: 52856
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2012 09:36
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:10
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52856

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