Thermal and dielectric properties of ZnO-B2O3-MO3glasses (M = W, Mo)
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Glasses in the ZnO-B2O3-MO3(M = W, Mo) ternary were examined as potential replacements to PbO-B2O3-SiO2-ZnO glass frits with the low firing temperature (500–600∘C) for the dielectric layer of a plasma display panels (PDPs). Glasses were melted in air at 950–1150∘C in a narrow region of the ternary using standard reagent grade materials. The glasses were evaluated for glass transition temperature (T g ), softening temperature (T d ), the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), dielectric constant (ε r ), and optical property. The glass transition temperature of the glasses varied between 470 and 560∘C. The coefficient of thermal expansion and the dielectric constant of the glasses were in the range of 5–8 × 10− 6/∘C and 8–10, respectively. The addition of MO3to ZnO-B2O3binary could induce the expansion of glass forming region, the reduction of T g and the increase in the CTE and the dielectric constant of the glasses. Also, the effect of the addition of MO3to ZnO-B2O3binary on the transmittance in the visible-light region (350–700 nm) was investigated.
KeywordsPlasma display panel ZnO-B2O3-MO3 Glass transition temperature Dielectric properties Optical properties
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