Glass formation area and structure of glassy materials obtained from the ZnO-CdO-TeO2 ternary system

M E Zayas, H Arizpe, S J Castillo, F Medrano, G C Diaz, J M Rincón, M Romero, F J Espinoza Beltrán

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Abstract

The glass formation area in the ternary ZnO-CdO-TeO2 was investigated at 1200°C by melting 33 different compositions. Only a narrow zone of the ternary composition system gives rise to transparent, opalescent and partly crystallised glasses. All these glassy materials were obtained by using a conventional melt quenching method after melting in platinum crucibles. The glassy materials were studied by optical absorption, x-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared, as well as by Raman spectroscopies. The XRD diagrams for transparent samples showed a fully amorphous structure, while for opalescent and partly crystallised samples, some well defined diffraction peaks appear, and correspond to the crystalline phases: CdTe, CdTeO3, ZnO and ZnTeO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Glasses
Volume46
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2005

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