Analysis of Physical and Structural Properties of Alkali Oxide–Modified Tellurite Glasses

Analysis of Physical and Structural Properties of Alkali Oxide–Modified Tellurite Glasses

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Martha Jesuit,1, a) Michael Packard,1 Makyla Boyd,1 Nagia S. Tagiara,2 Efstratios I. Kamitsos,2 Oliver Alderman,3 Chris Benmore,4 Alex Hannon,3 Matthew Appler,1 and Steve Feller1, b)

Department of Physics, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, USA
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens 116 34, Greece
Rutherford Appleton National Laboratory, Didcot OX11 0QX, England, UK
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois 60439, USA
a) Corresponding author: mrjesuit [at] gmail.com
b)sfeller [at] coe.edu

Abstract: 

Glasses in the system x M2O ⋅ (1 − x) TeO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.25), where M = Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, were made by melting in platinum crucibles. Various quenching methods were used to make each glass because some glasses require extremely rapid cooling. Physical properties such as the glass transition onset temperature (Tg) and density (ρ) were measured. In order to explore the short-range structure in these glasses, Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and high-energy x-ray diffraction were used. These experiments on tellurite glasses were performed to find correlations between the physical and structural properties.