Glass transition temperature of glasses in the SiO2-Na2O-CaO-P2O5-Al2O3-B2O3 system

  • Ö. H. Andersson


A total of 24 glasses in or near the bioactive region in the system SiO2-Na2O-CaO-P2O5-Al2O3-B2O3 were studied. By differential thermal analysis their glass transition temperatures,Tg, were determined. On basis of an experimental plan for 16 glasses, two phenomenological equations describing the relationship betweenTg and glass composition were developed. The equations describeTg within the compositional ranges: SiO2, 38.0–65.5 Na2O, 15.0–30.0; CaO, 10.0–25.0; P2O5, 0–8.0; B2O3, 0–3.0; Al2O3, 0–3.0 wt%. The glass transition temperature shows a linear dependence of the Na2O content. The higher the Na2O content, the lower theTg. Compositional alterations not including Na2O influencesTg little in comparison with changes in the Na2O content.


Polymer SiO2 Al2O3 Transition Temperature Thermal Analysis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    L. L. HENCH, R. J. SPLINTER, W. C. ALLEN and T. K. GREENLEE,J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 5 (1972) 117.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    T. WESTERLUND, L. HATAKKA and K. H. KARLSSON,J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 66 (1983) 574.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ö. H. ANDERSSON, K. H. KARLSSON, K. KANGASNIEMI and A. YLI-URPO,Glastech. Ber. 61 (1988) 300.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ö. H. ANDERSSON, G. LIU, K. H. KARLSSON, L. NIEMI, J. MIETTINEN and J. JUHANOJA,J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Med. 1 (1990) 219.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    I. KANGASNIEMI, K. DE GROOT, J. WOLKE, Ö. H. ANDERSSON, Z. LUKLINSKA, J. G. M. BECHT, M. LAKKISTO and A. YLI-URPO, ibid., (1990)219. in print.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    D. C. MONTGOMERY, “Design and analysis of experiments”, 2nd Edn (Wiley, New York, 1984).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Chapman & Hall 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ö. H. Andersson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringÅbo Akademi UniversityÅbo/TurkuFinland

Personalised recommendations