NJGC  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2012
Synthesis and Optical Characterization of Silver Doped Sodium Borate Glasses
Abstract: Silver doped sodium borate glasses prepared by melt-quenching technique were checked by XRD technique for their amorphous nature. It is observed that the molar volume increases with increasing Ag2O content leading to open struc- ture. Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) reveals the formation of BO3 and BO4 groups upon addition of silver oxide as modifier. From the Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-VIS) absorption spectra it is seen that the optical band gap increases with the increase of Ag2O content. Urbach energy is observed between 0.55 - 0.77 eV. The results obtained from molar volume, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy and band gap energy measurements are in agreement with each other and nearly give the similar information about the studied glasses.
Cite this paper: V. Sharma, S. Singh, G. Mudahar and K. Thind, "Synthesis and Optical Characterization of Silver Doped Sodium Borate Glasses," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 111-115. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2012.24019.

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