Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 51, Issue 19, pp 8845–8860 | Cite as

Aluminosilicate-based glasses structural investigation by high-energy X-ray diffraction

  • Andrea Bernasconi
  • Monica Dapiaggi
  • Daniel Bowron
  • Stefano Ceola
  • Stefano Maurina
Original Paper


High-energy X-ray diffraction is a powerful tool providing access to structure in disorder materials. In the present study, a set of twelve Al\(_{2}\)O\(_{3}\) \(\cdot \) SiO\(_{2}\) \(\cdot \) CaO \(\cdot \) Na\(_{2}\)O glasses with different Na\(_{2}\)O contents and SiO\(_{2}\)/Al\(_{2}\)O\(_{3}\) ratios have been measured at the ID11 Material Science beamline (ESRF, Grenoble) at 78 keV. Empirical potential structure refinement, radial distribution function and first sharp diffraction peak analyses have been applied to extract a comprehensive picture of their atomic networks. The resulting structural findings have been correlated with the important technological property of the glass transition temperature, obtained from differential scanning calorimetry measurements.


Radial Distribution Function Pair Distribution Function Partial Structure Factor Bond Angle Distribution Gaussian Contribution 
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Authors want to thank Prosimet Spa laboratory for their help in sample preparation and Jonathan Wright (ESRF) for helps and suggestions at the ID11 Material Science beamline

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESRF The European SynchrotronGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento Scienze della TerraUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Oxford, DidcotUK
  4. 4.Stazione Sperimentale del VetroMuranoItaly

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