Som, Tirtha and Karmakar, Basudeb (2010) Structure and properties of low-phonon antimony glasses and nano glass-ceramics in K(2)O-B(2)O(3)-Sb(2)O(3) system. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 356 (20-22). pp. 987-999. ISSN 0022-3093

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A series of new low-phonon and low softening point monolithic antimony glasses and nano glass-ceramics (crystallite diameter 7-16 nm) containing as high as 90 mol% Sb(2)O(3) were prepared in the ternary K(2)O-B(2)O(3)-Sb(2)O(3) (KBS) system. Infrared spectra and X-ray analysis establish that their structures closely resemble valentinite form of Sb(2)O(3). The phonon energy has been found to be 592-602 cm(-1). The softening point (T(s)), glass transition temperature (T(g)), coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), dielectric constant (epsilon) and optical band gap (E(opt)) have been found to vary in the ranges 331-392 degrees C, 234-264 degrees C, 201-222 x 10(-7) K(-1), 12.4-14.5 and 3.15-3.22 eV, respectively. These properties are found to be controlled by the covalent character and optical basicity of prepared samples. The average electronic polarizability of the oxide ions and optical basicity are found to increase while interaction parameter and metallization criterion decrease with increase in Sb(2)O(3) content. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phonons; Heavy metal oxides; FT-IR measurements; Water in glass
Subjects: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 10:24

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