Mandal, Ashis Kumar and Balaji, S and Sen, Ranjan (2014) Microwave and conventional preparation of Zinc borate glass: Eu3+ ion as luminescent probe. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 615. pp. 283-289. ISSN 0925-8388

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Transparent Zinc borate glass is melted using microwave energy as an alternative heating route to conventional resistive heating. A comparative study of the properties of the glasses prepared by both the methods is conducted by adopting X-ray diffraction (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Refractive Indices (RI). Amorphous nature of samples is confirmed by X-ray diffraction study. Glass transition temperature (T-g) of microwave melted glass is found similar to 7-9 degrees C higher than that of glass prepared in conventional melting. OH content is found less than 250 ppm in microwave melted glass whereas it is above 330 ppm in conventional melted glasses. Photoluminescence study of Eu2O3 doped glass prepared in microwave heating indicates higher reduction of Eu3+ -> Eu2+ than the glass melted in conventional route. Thus, microwave processing can be an alternative energy efficient, time saving, environmental friendly glass preparation method. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 10:53

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