The Solubility of Specific Metal Oxides in Molten Borate Glass

Tazdin Amietszajew, Sridhar Seetharaman, Rohit Bhagat

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The solubility of Co3O4, Cu2O, CuO, NiO, and Mn2O3 in molten B2O3 and Na2O-2B2O3 has been studied at a temperature of 900°C under static conditions. The concentration of the dissolved metal oxides was determined by X-EDS and XPS elemental analysis. Uniformity of metal distribution has been confirmed using X-EDS and backscatter electron image mapping. It was found that the solubility of all metal oxides increased significantly with Na2O content in the B2O3 solvent. The impact of a temperature increase of 150°C and the influence of K2O doping were evaluated and found to not cause any significant change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2984-2987
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number10
Early online date26 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Amietszajew, T,
Seetharaman, S & Bhagat, R 2015, 'The Solubility of Specific Metal Oxides in
Molten Borate Glass' Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 98, no. 10, pp.
2984-2987, which has been published in final form at This article
may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and
Conditions for Self-Archiving.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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