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Synthesis and Characterization of Cadmium Containing Sodium Borate Glasses

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Glass system (80% B2O3 – (20 – y)% Na2CO3 – y% CdO, where y = 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 mol%) prepared by meltquenching technique and checked by XRD technique reveals the amorphous nature of these glasses. Increases in density from 2.18 to 2.82 (g/cm3) were observed with an increase in CdO content. Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-VIS) absorption spectra of polished parallel surfaces glass samples showed a decrease in the optical band gap from 3.72 to 3.59 eV with increasing CdO content. The results suggest that CdO content in glass samples plays a role as a network modifier. In addition, a correlation between the results from density, UV-VIS and FTIR measurements indicates that change in the atomic structure is due to the formation of BO4 units.

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V. Sharma, S. Singh, G. Mudahar and K. Thind, "Synthesis and Characterization of Cadmium Containing Sodium Borate Glasses," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 128-132. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2012.24022.

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