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Electrical transport properties of 0.5Li(2)O-0.5M(2)O-2B(2)O(3) (M = Li, Na and K) glasses

Paramesh, G and Vaish, Rahul and Varma, KBR (2011) Electrical transport properties of 0.5Li(2)O-0.5M(2)O-2B(2)O(3) (M = Li, Na and K) glasses. In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357 (5). pp. 1479-1484.

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Transparent glasses in the system 0.5Li(2)O-0.5M(2)O-2B(2)O(3) (M = Li, Na and K) were fabricated via the conventional melt quenching technique. The amorphous and glassy nature of the samples was confirmed via the X-ray powder diffraction and the differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. The frequency and temperature dependent characteristics of the dielectric relaxation and the electrical conductivity were investigated in the 100 Hz-10 MHz frequency range. The imaginary part of the electric modulus spectra was modeled using an approximate solution of Kohrausch-Williams-Watts relation. The stretching exponent, (3, was found to be temperature independent for 0.5Li(2)O-0.5Na(2)O-2B(2)O(3) (LNBO) glasses. The activation energy associated with DC conduction was found to be higher (1.25 eV) for 0.5Li(2)O-0.5K(2)O-2B(2)O(3) (LKBO) glasses than that of the other glass systems under study. This is attributed to the mixed cation effect. (C) 2011 Elsevier By. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Mixed cation effect;Alkali borates;Dielectric;Electric modulus;Conductivity
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2011 06:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36738

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