Phase separation of borosilicate glass containing sulfur

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A 10Na2S·30B2O3·60SiO 2 (mol%) glass was prepared, and the changes in glass structure and chemical state of sulfur caused by phase separation were investigated. In the as-prepared and heat-treated glasses, sulfur was present as S2- anion and polysulfide S-2and S-3 anions, and SiS and BS bonds were not confirmed. A phase separation by spinodal decomposition was observed after heat-treatment, where sulfur was preferentially distributed to borate-rich phase. Even after the phase separation, formation of non-bridging oxygen was not recognized. The preferential distribution of sulfur anions in the present glass was explainable on the basis of the change in population of sodium ions, which compensated the negatively-charged sulfur anions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1379
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


  • Borosilicate glass
  • Chemical state of sulfur
  • Glass structure
  • Phase separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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