We investigated the crystallization and resulting morphology of a stoichiometric barium-silicate glass Ba2Si3O8 (B2S3) using TEM observation and Raman spectroscopy. Spherical crystal growth (i.e., spherulite) of stoichiometric B2S3 phase was observed in the heat-treated glass samples, and the size of the spherulites drastically increased as the temperature increased during the heat-treatment process. It was also found that an initial precipitating phase in the precursive stage of crystallization is neither the B2S3 phase nor other crystalline phases in the BaO-SiO2 system. It was deduced that a metastable phase precipitates prior to the formation of spherulite and acts as nucleation site for the spherulite.
|ジャーナル||Nippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2010 10月|
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- 化学 (全般)