Crystallization of nanostructured ZrO2 phase in borosilicate glass: Impact of Al2O3 on tetragonal-to-monoclinic phase transformation

Yasuhiro Nobuta, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Takamichi Miyazaki, Nobuaki Terakado, Noriko Onoue, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Takumi Fujiwara

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Recently, we have developed the borosilicate glass, in which ZrO2 phase is singly crystallizable, and has found an emissive monoclinic ZrO2 dendrites in the resulting GCs. In order to promote the formation of monoclinic phase, we have examined the effect of substitution of alumina Al2O3 for ZrO2 in the precursor glass composition, i.e., 15Na2O–(15 − x)ZrO2–xAl2O3–30B2O3–40SiO2. It was found that the substitution of small amount of Al2O3 (x = 1) gave a positive effect, i.e., increase in the amount of monoclinic phase and decrease in the crystal size. Furthermore, the substitution improved the internal quantum-yield. On the other hand, the further substitution (x ≥ 2) provided the decrease in amount of the monoclinic phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1


  • Borosilicate
  • Crystallization
  • Glass-ceramics
  • Nanostructure
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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