Thermal Characterization of Se80-xTe20Inx Glasses Using Iso-Conversional Methods


Alloys of Se80-xTe20Inx glassy system are obtained by quenching technique and crystallization kinetics has been studied using Differential Scanning Calorimetric [DSC] technique. Well defined endothermic and exothermic peaks are ob- served at glass transition temperature (Tg) and crystallization temperature (Tc). From DSC scans, Tc is obtained at dif- ferent heating rates (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 K/min). It is observed that Tc increases with increasing heating rate for a particular glassy alloy. Activation energy of crystallization (Ec) has been calculated by different Non-isothermal Iso-conversional methods, i.e., Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose [KAS], Friedman, Flynn-wall-Ozawa [FWO], Friedman-Ozawa [FO] and Sta-rink methods. It is observed that Ec is dependent on extent of crystallization (α). Activation energy is also found to vary with atomic percentage of In in ternary Se80-xTe20Inx glassy system. The compositional dependence of Ec shows a re-versal in the trend at x = 15 in Se80-xTe20Inx, which is explained in terms of mechanically stabilized structure at this composition.

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R. Shukla, P. Agarwal and A. Kumar, "Thermal Characterization of Se80-xTe20Inx Glasses Using Iso-Conversional Methods," Journal of Crystallization Process and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 64-71. doi: 10.4236/jcpt.2012.22009.

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