Effect of heat-treatment temperature on optical properties of Ba 2TiSi2O8 nanocrystallized glasses

Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kenji Kitamura, Satoru Inoue, Yasuhiko Benino, Takumi Fujiwara, Takayuki Komatsu

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Nanocrystallized glasses with the composition of 40BaO · 20TiO 2 · 40SiO2, stoichiometric to fresnoite (Ba 2TiSi2O8), have been prepared by heat-treatment at various temperatures, and their optical properties, second-harmonic generation (SHG) and photoluminescence (PL), have been examined. The glass subjected to the heat-treatment at 760°C for 1 h showed a dense formation of Ba2TiSi2O8 crystals with the dimension of 200-300 nm, and maintained a visual transparency. Visible green light corresponding to SHG at 532 nm was confirmed in the transparent Ba 2TiSi2O8 nanocrystallized glasses. The maximum second-harmonic intensity in the nanocrystallized samples was on the order of 1/100 when compared to that of an α-quartz single crystal. Furthermore, the bluish white PL with a peak at the wavelength of about 470 nm was also visually observed in samples heat-treated at 750-800°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1318
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Nanocrystallized glass
  • Photoluminescence
  • Second-harmonic generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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