57Fe Mossbauer spectroscopy was applied to the crystallization study of IR-transmitting calcium aluminate glass, 60CaO·32Al2O3·5Fe2O3·3Eu2O3, in which Fe(III) atoms occupy tetrahedral Al(III) sites. Heat treatment of calcium aluminate glass below and above the crystallization temperature causes the formation of mayenite, 12CaO·7Al2O3, and brownmillerite, 4CaO·Al2O3·Fe2O3, respectively. Mossbauer spectra of the glass ceramics indicate that Fe(III) atoms substitute Al(III) sites, having less covalent Fe(III)-O bonds and more distorted Fe(III)O4 tetrahedra than they do in the original glass. DTA revealed that crystallization of calcium aluminate glass is triggered by simultaneous cleavage of Ca-O and Al-O bonds.
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