The structure, degradation and fibre drawing properties of phosphate based glass fiber: the effects of Fe03 and B203 addition

Zhu, Chenkai, Liu, Jonsong, Huang, Songlin, Rudd, Chris, and Liu, Xiaoling (2018) The structure, degradation and fibre drawing properties of phosphate based glass fiber: the effects of Fe03 and B203 addition. Ceramics-Silikaty, 62 (2). pp. 111-120.

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The previous research has reported the phosphate based glass has potential medical application due to excellent cytocompatibility and controllable degradability. In this study, Six novel phosphate based glass formulations were produced as two glass system 48P(2)O(5)-12B(2)O(5)-(25-X)MgO-14CaO-1Na(2)O-(X)Fe2O3 (X = 6, 8, 10) and 45P(2)O(5)-(Y)B2O3(32-Y)MgO-14CaO-1Na(2)O-8Fe(2)O(3) (Y = 12, 15, 20) for glass fibre drawing study, whilst five of them were converted to be fibre successfully. The PBG with 20 mol. % B2O3 was difficult to form fibre with stable meniscus due to high viscosity. The mechanical properties of the fibres were found to increase with increasing B2O3 or Fe2O3 content in the glass. The highest tensile strength (1253 +/- 92 MPa) was recorded for 48P(2)O(5) 12B(2)O(3)-15MgO-14CaO-1Na(2)O-10Fe(2)O(3) glass fibres. The assessment of change in mechanical properties of glass fibres was performed in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) at 37 degrees C for 28 days. The mass loss and dissolution rate of glass fibre was reduced with an increase of Fe2O3 content from 6 to 10 mol. % whilst an increase of dissolution rate was observed with increasing B2O3 content. During the degradation period, a huge decrease on tensile strength was observed, and 20 similar to 40 % tensile strength was residual by 28-day. Whereas, no significant change (P > 0.05) in the tensile modulus was revealed.

Item ID: 58019
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0862-5468
Keywords: Phosphate glass fibres, Iron, Boron, Mechanical properties, Dissolution behaviour
Funders: Ningbo Science & Technology Bureau (NSTB)
Projects and Grants: NSTB 2017D10012, NSTB 3315
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 09:23
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials @ 100%
SEO Codes: 88 TRANSPORT > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880399 Aerospace Transport not elsewhere classified @ 0%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8610 Ceramics, Glass and Industrial Mineral Products > 861005 Structural Glass and Glass Products @ 100%
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