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Effects of ZnO and cordierite contents on the wetting properties of a Bi2O3–ZnO–B2O3 glass composite as a low-melting sealing glass
Year
2022
Author
Byeong Hoon Bae, Kang Hyeck Hu, Ji Na Song, Min Jung Oh, Si Hong Ryu, Hyun-Do Jung, Chang-Bun Yoon
Publication date
2022/03/14
Journal
Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society
Vol
59(2)
Page
208-216
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Bae2022_Article_EffectsOfZnOAndCordieriteConte.pdf (3.0M) 8회 다운로드 DATE : 2022-03-08 12:55:15
The wetting properties of Bi2O3–ZnO–B2O3 glass composite materials with different ZnO and cordierite contents were investigated upon melting them and thermally treating them at 1300 °C and 430 °C, respectively. The density of a 48%Bi2O3–24%ZnO–22% B2O3 glass composite was 7.30 g/cm3, which is 99.3% of its theoretical density; its glass softening temperature was 413.2 °C. The addition of cordierite improved the adhesion of the glass by acting as a filler, thus lowering its coefficient of thermal expansion. Specifically, by adding 0–15% cordierite, the coefficient of thermal expansion of the Bi2O3–ZnO–B2O3 glass was reduced from 10.6 × 10–6 to 7.5 × 10–6 /K. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy studies confirmed that the glass was not crystallized, but rather a composite. This study demonstrates that the Bi2O3–ZnO–B2O3 glass composite developed herein is an environment-friendly lead-free material that can be sintered at 430 °C without losing its tempered glass function; therefore, this material shows promise for applications in architecture, electronic devices, and home appliances.