Effect of pressurization on the fracture toughness of borosilicate glasses

Kuo Hao Lee, Yongjian Yang, Linfeng Ding, Benedikt Ziebarth, John C. Mauro

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In this study, hot-compression is applied to two multicomponent borosilicate glasses, Borofloat33 (Boro33) and N-BK7, using molecular dynamics simulations. The effects of pressure on elastic properties, surface energy, and fracture toughness ((Formula presented.) are investigated. It is found that the impact on (Formula presented.) is mainly dominated by the change of Young's modulus under pressure, which is proportional to the relative change in density. Between the two glasses under investigation, (Formula presented.) can be improved more effectively by the hot-compression process for Boro33, due to its higher concentration of 3-coordinated boron (B3), which facilitates densification via B3 to B4 conversion under compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2536-2545
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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