Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 141–143 | Cite as

NaPO3 Glass surface crystallization studies by the light transmittance thermal analysis

  • Mojumdar S C 
  • Drabik M 
  • Chocholoušek J 
  • Kovár V 
  • Majling J 


Light transmittance was measured during heating of thin NaPO3 glass plates at different heating rates. According to the results, the crystallization of orthorhombic textured NaPO3 glass proceeds from sample surfaces into their interior due to the foregoing surface nucleation. The glass surface crystallization process resulted in the sigmoidal decrease of the optical transmittance. Elaborated data lead to the activation energy of glass surface crystallization of the value of 182.8 kJ mol -1.


DTA light transmittance thermal analysis SEM X-ray diffraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mojumdar S C 
    • 1
  • Drabik M 
    • 2
  • Chocholoušek J 
    • 3
  • Kovár V 
    • 3
  • Majling J 
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Research in ConstructionNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Inorganic ChemistrySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of Ceramics, Glass and CementSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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