# A sharp thermally reversing window in $As_{45}Te_{55-x}I_x$ chalcohalide glasses revealed by alternating differential scanning calorimetry and photo thermal deflection studies

Pattanayak, Pulok and Asokan, S (2008) A sharp thermally reversing window in $As_{45}Te_{55-x}I_x$ chalcohalide glasses revealed by alternating differential scanning calorimetry and photo thermal deflection studies. In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 354 (32). pp. 3824-3827.

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## Abstract

The composition dependence of different thermal parameters such as glass transition temperature, non-reversing enthalpy, thermal diffusivity etc., of bulk $As_{45}Te_{55-x}I_x$ chalcohalide glasses $(3\leq x \leq10)$, has been evaluated using the temperature modulated Alternating Differential Scanning Calorimetry (ADSC) and Photo Thermal Deflection (PTD) studies. It is found that there is not much variation in the glass transition temperature of $As_{45}Te_{55-x}I_x$ glasses, even though there is a wide variation in the average coordination number View the r source. This observation has been understood on the basis that the variation in glass transition temperature of network glasses is dictated by the variation in average bond energy rather than $\bar{r}$. Further, it is found that both the non-reversing enthalpy $(\Delta H_{nr})$ and the thermal diffusivity (\alpha) exhibit a sharp minimum at a composition x = 6. A broad hump is also seen in glass transition and crystallization temperatures in the composition range $(5\leq x \leq7)$ The results obtained clearly indicate a sharp thermally reversing window in $As_{45}Te_{55-x}I_x$ chalcohalide glasses around the composition x = 6.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier. Chalcohalides;Calorimetry. Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU) 16 Oct 2008 11:46 19 Sep 2010 04:50 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16007