Inelastic light scattering from nanocrystallizing niobiotellurite glass: An insight into the metastable phase and phase-transformation dynamics

Yoshihiro Takahashi, Aoki Iwafuchi, Minoru Osada, Hirokazu Masai, Rie Ihara, Takumi Fujiwara

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In situ observations of inelastic light scattering of Raman and Boson regions were performed in nanocrystallized 15K2O-15Nb 2O5-70TeO2 glass to investigate nanocrystallization dynamics during the heating process. These in situ observations revealed a drastic structural rearrangement during the evolution of metastable K[Nb1/3Te2/3]2O4.8 nanocrystals. It is suggested that the distortion of the octahedral NbO 6 unit being released in the glassy phase is the key to nanocrystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-818
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1381
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep
Externally publishedYes



  • Boson peak
  • Inelastic light scattering
  • Nanocrystallization
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Tellurite glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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