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Mixed alkali effect in borate glasses - An EPR and optical study

Chakradhar, Sreekanth RP (2004) Mixed alkali effect in borate glasses - An EPR and optical study. In: Conference and School on Unifying Concepts in Glass Physics III Statphys 22 Satellite Meeting, School: 25 - 26 June 2004, Conference: 28 June - 1 July 2004, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore-560 012.


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The mixed alkali effect is one of the classic 'anomolies' of glass science. The mixed alkali borate xNa2O-(30-x)K2O-70B2O3 (5 ( x ( 25) glasses, doped with transition metal (Cu2+ and Mn2+) and rare-earth (Gd3+) ions have been investigated, using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and optical absorption techniques as a function of mixed alkali content to look for the 'mixed alkali effect' (MAE ) on the spectral properties of the glasses. We observed for the first time, several spectroscopic parameters revealing MAE and the change in the properties we investigated can be linked to the structural modifications of the network resu lting from the MAE. The results obtained from these (EPR and optical) studies will be discussed in detail.

Item Type: Conference Poster
Keywords: Mixed alkali effect;Borate glasses;EPR;Optical
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Sreekanth Chakradhar Ph.D., Dr. R. P.
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2495

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