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Physical characterization studies on silver oxide doped PbO- Li2O -B2O3 glasses
Author(s): João Coelho; N. Sooraj Hussain
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Paper Abstract

Glasses from the system 15PbO-5Li2CO3-(80-x)B2O3-xAg2O (x=0.5,1,2 and 4) have been prepared by the melting quenching technique. Their physical and structural properties were accessed by means of XRD, FTIR, SEM and EDS. The prepared materials present a glass surface and amorphous nature. FTIR and Raman results indicate that silver oxide acts as a network modifier even at small quantities, by converting three coordinated to four coordinated borons. These results were evaluated by measuring the relative concentrations of BO3 and BO4 units in the glass matrix. Other physical properties, such as density are also affected by the silver oxide composition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80012O (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892336
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João Coelho, INESC Porto (Portugal)
N. Sooraj Hussain, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. of Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8001:
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe Costa, Editor(s)

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