Glass Physics and Chemistry

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 383–389 | Cite as

Influence of MeF2 (Me = Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba) on the electrical properties of glasses in the MeF2-Na2B4O7 system

  • I. A. Sokolov
  • V. N. Naraev
  • A. N. Nosakin
  • A. A. Pronkin
Proceedings of the International Conference “Glasses and Solid Electrolytes“ (St. Petersburg, Russia, May 17–19, 1999)


Glasses in the MeF2-Na2B4O7 (Me = Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba) system have been synthesized. It is shown that the glass formation is observed at a MeF2 content of up to 40 mol %. The influence of the MeF2 content on the electrical conductivity and the fluorine concentration in the glass bulk is examined. From the analysis of the concentration dependence of the electrical conductivity with due regard for the fluorine content, it is concluded that the glass structure is predominantly built up of the polar groupings Na+[BO4/2]-, Na+[F-BO3/2], Me 1/2 2+ [BO4/2], Me 1/2 2+ [FBO3/2], [MeF4/2], and [MeF6/3] and the BO3/2 nonpolar structural-chemical units. The electricity transport is governed by the migration of sodium ions formed upon dissociation of the Na+[BO4/2]-and Na+[F-BO3/2] groupings. An increase in the MeF2 content leads to a decrease in the total concentration of sodium ions, a decrease in the Na+[BO4/2]- concentration, and an increase in the Na+[F-BO3/2] concentration. Upon introduction of MeF2 up to ∼20 mol %, the fluorine losses during the synthesis are caused by the dehydration of glass melt. An addition of 20–25 mol % MeF2 brings about the saturation of the glass by the [F-BO3/2]-type structural units, so that the fluorine concentration reaches a saturation in the structures of calcium-, strontium-, and barium-containing glasses and increases in magnesium-containing glasses, owing to the formation of the [MgF+6/3] groupings.


Fluorine Glass Physic Glass Structure Borate Glass Boron Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Sokolov
    • 1
  • V. N. Naraev
    • 2
  • A. N. Nosakin
    • 2
  • A. A. Pronkin
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State Technical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University)St. PetersburgRussia

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