Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 139, Issue 2, pp 991–997 | Cite as

Cerium influence on the thermal properties and structure of high-alkaline borosilicate glasses

  • V. E. EremyashevEmail author
  • D. A. Zherebtsov
  • M. P. Brazhnikov
  • R. T. Zainullina
  • E. I. Danilina


The influence of cerium oxide on the thermal properties and the glass structure has been studied for the Li2O–(Na2O–K2O)–B2O3–SiO2 system. It has been established that cerium is completely soluble in the quenched glass during the synthesis if addition of CeO2 is 0–10 mol%. The cubic ceria phase is formed in glass either during the synthesis if addition of CeO2 is 20 mol% or after thermal treatment (annealing) if the glass contains 10–20 mol% of CeO2. The studied lithium borosilicate glasses have low thermal stability and demonstrate significant difference in the crystal phase formation for Ce-free and Ce-containing glasses after annealing. The lithium–sodium and lithium–potassium glasses have much higher thermal stability toward crystallization regardless of Ce content. The obtained results are relevant for improving the properties of matrix materials of similar borosilicate systems used for immobilization of radioactive waste.


Borosilicate glass Thermal properties Cerium Crystallization 



The results were obtained while performing the state assignment of Russian Ministry of High Education and Science (Project 5-100, Projects 11.9643.2017/8.9, 4.5749.2017/7.8 and 015-00613-019-00), partially supported by Act 211 Government of the Russian Federation, Contract No. 02.A03.21.0011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Eremyashev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • D. A. Zherebtsov
    • 1
  • M. P. Brazhnikov
    • 1
  • R. T. Zainullina
    • 2
  • E. I. Danilina
    • 1
  1. 1.South Ural State UniversityChelyabinskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Mineralogy SU FRC MG UB RASMiassRussia

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