Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Physics, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar 509001, India

2 Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, India

3 Department of Physics, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar - 509001


The new tellurite glasses with chemical composition 64TeO2-15CdO-(20-x) ZnO-xLi2O-1V2O5 (x= 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 mol %) were synthesized by traditional melt quench hardening method. The glass samples showed broad humps of typical amorphous phase in the X- ray diffraction patterns. The physical properties of glass samples such as density (ρ), molar volume (Vm), oxygen packing density (OPD), refractive index (n), molar refractivity (Rm) and metallization parameter (M) were estimated. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) studies exhibited that replacement of ZnO by Li2O forms significantly some basic structural units of TeO4, TeO3/TeO3+1 and ZnO4. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was employed to find out the glass transition temperature (Tg) and thermal stability ( ). The optical enthrallment studies exhibited that the cut-off wavelength (λ) decreases while optical energy gap (Eopt) and Urbach energy ( ) values increases with an increase an escalation of Li2O content. This tellurite glasses possess an important use such as sensor devices, storage of data system and industrial applications etc.


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