International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

A study of structural, optical and dielectric properties of Eu2O3 doped borate glass

Priya Murugasen*
  • Priya Murugasen*
  • Department of Physics, Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105, India.
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Deepa Shajan
  • Deepa Shajan
  • Department of Physics, Veltech Hightech Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai – 600052, India.
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Suresh Sagadevan
  • Suresh Sagadevan
  • Department of Physics, AMET University, Chennai-603 112, India.
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  •  Received: 27 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 28 September 2015
  •  Published: 30 October 2015

Abstract

Recent technological applications have generated more interest in the studies of different types of glasses. The wide applications of glasses take place due to their interesting properties such as low thermal expansion, high softening temperature, high resistance to chemical attack, high refractive index with low dispersion and mechanical strength. Eu2O3 doped borate glasses were successfully synthesized by melt quenching method. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra revealed that these glasses had amorphous nature. Optical properties of prepared samples were characterized by photoluminescence studies. The dielectric properties of glass samples were studied for different frequencies and different temperatures.

Key words: Glass, melt quenching method, europium oxide, X-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence and dielectric studies.