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Phosphate Glasses [chapter]

Francisco Muñoz, Jean Rocherullé, Ifty Ahmed, Lili Hu
2019 Springer Handbooks  
This chapter is dedicated to the studies on phosphate glasses, from their fundamental aspects to their most relevant applications of today. P 2 O 5 -based glasses have experienced a continuously increasing number of published works in the last decades and still they possess a bright potential. Their sometimes intricate structure has made its study a quite relevant field for the Glass Science community which attracts more and more researchers. And, on the other hand, the associated difficulties
more » ... iated difficulties in their preparation on a large scale have led to the development of specific methods, such as those used for the melting of Nd-laser glasses. They are particularly known to have a low chemical durability, though the progress in the optimization of their composition demonstrates that can be very competitive and, in this respect, we will also pay attention to the improvement of their properties as a result of their nitridation. The structure and main physico-chemical properties of phosphate glasses will be reviewed, highlighting the most relevant and well-known applications existing nowadays, such as sealing and laser glasses, biomedical, as solid electrolytes or for the storage of wastes.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93728-1_16 fatcat:ovmfkobtwzcufbn6blfdnedgfu