Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 21, pp 5703–5708 | Cite as

Structural investigation of rapidly quenched Li3BO3−Li4GeO4 glasses

  • M. Takahashi
  • H. Toyuki
  • M. Tatsumisago
  • T. Minami


Glasses were prepared in the pseudobinary system Li3B03−Li4GeO4 by a rapid quenching technique in the composition range of 8–80 mol% Li4GeO4. The structure of the glasses was examined by Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction analysis and molecular dynamics simulation. The coordination number of germanium atoms with respect to oxygen atoms in the glasses Li3B03−Li4GeO4 was shown to be higher than four by the X-ray diffraction analysis. The Raman spectra showed that not only monomer ions of BO 3 −3 and GeO 4 −4 , but also dimer B2O 5 −4 ions and six-coordinated GeO 6 −8 ions were present in these glasses over the whole glass-forming region. The presence of these ions was also confirmed from molecular dynamics simulation.


Oxygen Polymer Oxygen Atom Raman Spectrum Molecular Dynamic Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Takahashi
    • 1
  • H. Toyuki
    • 1
  • M. Tatsumisago
    • 2
  • T. Minami
    • 2
  1. 1.Osaka Municipal Technical Research InstituteOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Materials ScienceOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan

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