Preparation of TiO2-Na2O glass by sol-gel method and structural characterization

Toru Sato, Masakatsu Misawa, Kenji Maruyama, Keiji Itoh

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The applicability of sol-gel process in glass formation of binary system, (100 - x)TiO2-xNa2O (x = 10, 20, 30), was investigated and the glasses were prepared successfully by the sol-gel process for the first time. The process of glass formation was checked by using X-ray diffraction measurement and DTA-TG analysis. In the baking step, a DTA peak related to the crystallization of gel was found. The short-range structure of glassified samples was studied by neutron scattering measurement. It is found from the results of neutron scattering measurement that the coordination number of O atom around Ti atom is about 4, and the O atoms around Ti atom form a planer square rather than a regular tetrahedron.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2832-2836
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number30-31
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerogel and solution chemistry
  • Glass transition
  • Glasses
  • Sol-gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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