Structural analysis of molten bismuth germanate compounds

Susumu Takeda, Kazumasa Sugiyama, Yoshio Waseda

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Structural analysis of molten Bi4Ge3O12(2Bi2O33GO2), Bi2GeO5(Bi2O3GeO2) and Bi12GeO20(6Bi2O3GeO2) has been carried out using the high-temperature energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXD) method. The local ordering unit structure of Ge04 tetrahedra is recognized in the bismuth germanate (BGO) melts of the three compositions. On the other hand, distorted octahedral unit structure of BiO6 is suggested in the Bi2Ge05 melt. Specific heats of these three BGO compounds have also been estimated from the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements, but no particular temperature dependence is detected after melting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5633-5636
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number12 R
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec


  • BGO
  • BiGeO
  • BiGeO
  • BiGeO
  • DSC
  • EDXD
  • Energy dispersive X-ray analysis
  • Molten state
  • Structural analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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