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 AJAC  Vol.5 No.16 , November 2014
IR and Raman Spectra Properties of Bi2O3-ZnO-B2O3-BaO Quaternary Glass System
Abstract: Among new low-melting-point glasses, bismuth ate glass is deemed to have the most potential as an environmentally friendly replacement for polluting Pb-containing glasses. Current studies of boro-bismuthate glasses focus on the structural influence of the additional oxide in the context of low-melting-point electronic sealing applications. In this study, the structure of quaternary Bi2O3- ZnO-B2O3-BaO glasses was investigated spectroscopic ally, with Fourier-transform-infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectra recorded for glasses with different main oxide contents. Signals in the FT-IR are mainly observed around 500 cm﹣1, 720 cm﹣1, 840 cm﹣1, 980 - 1080 cm﹣1, and 1200 - 1500 cm﹣1, while the Raman scattering peaks are located at 130 cm﹣1, 390 cm﹣1, 575 cm﹣1, 920 cm﹣1, and 1250 cm﹣1. The glasses are mainly structured around [BO3] units and the numbers of [BiO6] and [BiO3] units increase with the Bi2O3 content increasing. Concurrently, the FT-IR absorption peaks associated with [BO4] units shift to lower wave numbers, indicating a loosening of the glass structure. However, as the B2O3 content is increased, the numbers of [BO3] and [BO4] units increase, while those of [BiO3] and [BiO6] units decrease, highlighting a densification of the glass structure. ZnO acts as a network modifier in these glasses.
Cite this paper: He, F. , He, Z. , Xie, J. and Li, Y. (2014) IR and Raman Spectra Properties of Bi2O3-ZnO-B2O3-BaO Quaternary Glass System. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 5, 1142-1150. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2014.516121.
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