The structure, degradation and fibre drawing properties of phosphate based glasses fibre: The effects of Fe2O3 and B2O3 addition

Chenkai Zhu, Jinsong Liu, Songlin Huang, Chris Rudd, L. I.U. Xiaoling

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Abstract

The previous research has reported the phosphate based glass has potential medical application due to excellent cytocompatibility and controllable degradability. In this study, Six novel phosphate based glass formulations were produced as two glass system 48P2O5–12B2O3-(25-X)MgO–14CaO–1Na2O–(X)Fe2O3 (X = 6, 8, 10) and 45P2O5–(Y)B2O3–(32-Y) MgO–14CaO–1Na2O–8Fe2O3 (Y = 12, 15, 20) for glass fibre drawing study, whilst five of them were converted to be fibre successfully. The PBG with 20 mol. % B2O3 was difficult to form fibre with stable meniscus due to high viscosity. The mechanical properties of the fibres were found to increase with increasing B2O3 or Fe2O3 content in the glass. The highest tensile strength (1253 ± 92 MPa) was recorded for 48P2O5–12B2O3–15MgO–14CaO–1Na2O–10Fe2O3 glass fibres. The assessment of change in mechanical properties of glass fibres was performed in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) at 37°C for 28 days. The mass loss and dissolution rate of glass fibre was reduced with an increase of Fe2O3 content from 6 to 10 mol. % whilst an increase of dissolution rate was observed with increasing B2O3 content. During the degradation period, a huge decrease on tensile strength was observed, and 20 ~ 40 % tensile strength was residual by 28-day. Whereas, no significant change (P > 0.05) in the tensile modulus was revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalCeramics - Silikaty
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Boron
  • Dissolution behaviour
  • Iron
  • Mechanical properties
  • Phosphate glass fibres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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