Precipitation of nanocrystals in glasses by electron irradiation: An alternative path to form glass ceramics?

N. Jiang, B. Wu, J. Qiu, John Spence

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Abstract

This letter demonstrates an alternative method to form gallium silicate glass ceramics using high-energy electron irradiation. Compared with glass ceramics obtained from the conventional thermal treatment method, the distribution and crystal sizes of the precipitated Ga2O3 nanoparticles are the same. An advantage of this method is that the spatial distribution of the precipitated nanoparticles can be easily controlled. However, optically active dopants Ni2+ ions do not participate in the precipitation during electron irradiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number161909
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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