Mechanical Properties, Elastic Moduli, and Gamma Radiation Shielding Properties of Some Zinc Sodium Tetraborate Glasses: A Closer Look at ZnO/CaO Substitution

ALMisned G., Bilal G., Rammah Y., Issa S. A. M., KILIÇ G., Zakaly H. M. H., ...More

Journal of Electronic Materials, vol.50, no.12, pp.6844-6853, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11664-021-09246-3
  • Journal Name: Journal of Electronic Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.6844-6853
  • Keywords: Zinc-borate glasses, elastic moduli, mechanical properties, glasses, radiation, BORATE GLASSES, LEAD, COEFFICIENTS, TRANSITION, BEHAVIOR, NEUTRON, WO3, PBO
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.Abstract: In this study, five different zinc sodium tetraborate glasses based on nominal composition of xCaO-(40-x) ZnO-59Na2B4O7-1CuO were investigated in terms of their extensive mechanical and ionizing radiation resistance properties. Mathematical methodologies and sophisticated modeling techniques were included in the study. The development in elastic moduli parameters (bulk, Young’s, shear, and longitudinal) and Poisson’s ratio of the heavier CaO content of the CZNBC glasses were confirmed via Makishima-Mackenzie (M-M) and bond compression (B-C) models. The B-C bulk elastic (KB-C) modulus was found to increase from 112.22 to 120.40 GPa, while the M-M bulk (KM-M) modulus increased from 15.73 to 22.83 GPa for CZNBC-0 (glass sample free with CaO) and CZNBC-40 (glass sample rich with CaO), respectively. On the other hand, our findings showed that gamma radiation shielding properties decreased with increasing CaO contribution in the glass structure. Consequently, a direct relationship was observed between the changing trends of mechanical and gamma ray shielding properties. It can be concluded that increasing CaO may be beneficial for improving the mechanical characteristics of zinc sodium tetraborate glasses, while decreasing ZnO/CaO may result in a reduction in gamma ray shielding capabilities. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]