Chemical reaction between lead-free multicomponent alkali borosilicate glass frit and hematite during heat treatment

Hideki Hashimoto, Akane Terasawa, Hirofumi Inada, Taigo Takaishi, Tatsuo Fujii, Hidetaka Asoh

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Abstract

A mixture of a lead-free multicomponent alkali borosilicate glass frit containing zinc ions and hematite was heat-treated under various conditions to elucidate the reaction between the two components, which is essentially important for controlling the color of red overglaze enamels. Above the glass transition temperature, the interaction between the frit fluid and hematite was evident, as the viscosity of the frit decreased. Moreover, hematite dissolved, the iron ions diffused into the glass matrix and they precipitated on residual hematite, resulting in enhanced crystal growth through Ostwald ripening. Concurrently, the iron and zinc ions reacted to form zinc ferrite. During cooling, the supersaturated iron ions were consumed for precipitation of hematite and zinc ferrite. Because frit and hematite dramatically react during heat treatment, conventional modification of hematite alone is insufficient. Development of the frit exhibiting low reactivity toward hematite through precise control of physical properties is a future challenging issue.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Chemical reaction
  • Hematite
  • Ion diffusion
  • Lead-free frit
  • Red overglaze enamel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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