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Non-isothermal transformation of Pb-modified Ge-Se glasses

Rabinal, MK and Rao, Ramesh N and Sangunni, KS and Gopal, ESR (1994) Non-isothermal transformation of Pb-modified Ge-Se glasses. In: Philosophical Magazine B, 70 (1). pp. 89-99.

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Abstract

Differential scanning calorimetric studies have been carried out on $Ge_xSe_{80-x}Pb_{20}$ (17⩽×⩽24) bulk glasses, which exhibit a change from p- to n-type conduction at x=21 at.%. All the samples show a single-stage crystallization followed by a single-stage glass transition. The dependence of glass transition temperature $(T_g)$ on composition shows a maximum at x=21 at.%. Structural relaxation around the glass transition has been studied by measuring $T_g$ as a function of heating rate $(\beta)$. Values of activation enthalpies $(E_g)$ of the glass transition for different samples reveal that chemical bond breaking in the process of structural relaxation at $T_g$ cannot be ignored. Crystallization kinetics have been analysed using the Kissinger method. The crystallization activation energy $(E_c)$ and the frequency factor $(C_0)$, calculated using the above method for different compositions, show anomalies at x=21 at.%. All the samples show the existence of two distinct melting points. The observed compositional dependence of $T_g$, $E_c$ and $C_0$ is discussed using the chemically ordered network model (34 refs.)

Item Type: Journal Article
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 12:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/8151

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