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Characterization Studies of Molybdophosphate Glasses and a Model of Structural Defects

Selvaraj, U and Rao, KJ (1985) Characterization Studies of Molybdophosphate Glasses and a Model of Structural Defects. In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 72 (2-3). pp. 315-334.

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Glasses in the system $MoO_3-P_2O_5-K_2O$ have been studied over a wide range of compositions. Molar volumes, microhardnesses, glass-transition temperatures, heat capacities and infrared spectra of selected compositions have been measured and reported. A structural model has been proposed for these glasses in which the basic feature is the presence of an extensive network of corner shared $[MoO_{6/2}]$ octahedra and $[POO_{3/2}]$ tetrahedra. The effect of added $K_2O$ which degrades such a network and creates unshared corners has been considered in detail. The nature and concentration of various defects which depend upon glass composition and relative energies of the covalent linkages have also been considered in detail. The defects are consolidated into a structural-phase diagram which has been used to interpret the observed properties. The loss of oxygen during the preparation of glasses and its consequence upon the structure have also been discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14706

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