Composition dependent structural and optical properties of PbF2–TeO2–B2O3–Eu2O3 glasses

Wagh, Akshatha and Raviprakash, Y and Upadhyaya, V and Kamath, Sudha D (2015) Composition dependent structural and optical properties of PbF2–TeO2–B2O3–Eu2O3 glasses. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 151. pp. 696-706. ISSN 1386-1425

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Boric oxide based quaternary glasses in the system PbF2–TeO2–B2O3–Eu2O3 have been prepared by melt quenching technique. Density, molar volume, FTIR, UV–Vis techniques were used to probe the structural modifications with incorporation of europium ions in the glass network. An increase in glass density & decrease in molar volume (Vm) values proved the structural changes occurring in coordination of boron atom [conversion of BO3 units to BO4]. This resulted in the increase of the compaction of the prepared glasses with increase in Eu2O3 contents. The amorphous natures of the samples were ascertained by XRD and metallization criterion (M) studies. XPS study showed the values of core-level binding energy [O1s, Eu3d, Eu4d, Te3d, Te4d, Pd4f, Pb5d, O1s, and F1s] of (PbF2–TeO2–B2O3–Eu2O3) the glass matrix. The frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric properties of present glasses were investigated in the frequency range of 1 Hz–10 MHzand temperature range of 313–773 K. The study of dielectric measurements proved good insulating and thermal stability of the prepared glasses. At room temperature, dielectric loss [tand] values were negligibly small for prepared glasses and increased with increase in temperature. FTIR spectroscopy results were in good agreement with optical band energy gap, density, molar volume and hardness values revealing network modifications caused by europium ions in the glass structure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eu2O3, Melt quench, Dielectric measurement, FTIR, XPS
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 11:09
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 11:09

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