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Electrical transport studies in alkali borovanadate glasses

Muthupari, S and Raghavan, Lakshmi S and Rao, KJ (1996) Electrical transport studies in alkali borovanadate glasses. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 100 (10). pp. 4243-4250.

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The ac conductivity and dielectric behaviors of sodium borovanadate glasses have been studied over wide ranges of composition and frequency. The de activation energies calculated from the complex impedance plots decrease linearly with the Na2O concentration, indicating that ionic conductivity dominates in these glasses. The possible origin of low-temperature departures of conductivity curves (from linearity) of vanadium-rich glasses in log sigma versus 1/T plots is discussed. The ac conductivities have been fitted to the Almond-West type power law expression with use of a single value of s. It is found that in most of the glasses s exhibits a temperature-dependent minimum. The dielectric data are converted into moduli (M*) and are analyzed using the Kohlrausch-William-Watts stretched exponential function, The activation barriers, W, calculated from the temperature-dependent dielectric loss peaks compare well with the activation barriers calculated from the de conductivity plots. The stretching exponent beta is found to be temperature independent and is not likely to be related as in the equation beta = 1 - s, An attempt is made to elucidate the origin of the stretching phenomena. It appears that either a model of the increased contribution of polarization energy (caused by the increased modifier concentration) and hence the increased monopole-induced dipole interactions or a model based on increased intercationic interactions can explain the slowing down of the primitive relaxation in ionically conducting glasses.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry
Publisher: American chemical society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American chemical society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 06:24
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 06:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37136

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