Niobium oxide plays a ‘network former’ role within silicate glass structures

By combining nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and computational modeling, researchers explore the role of glass intermediate oxides—often a key ingredient of specialized optical glasses.

Behind the transparent façade of glass lies a realm of intricate molecular structures and unique properties. As we navigate a world increasingly reliant upon specialized optical glasses, the quest to understand the nuances of glass composition and its effects on functionality is increasingly essential.

So a team of researchers from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil are delving deep into the realm of glass intermediate oxides, which are known for possessing unique optical properties within silicate glasses (external link).

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