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Journal of Ceramics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 485317, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/485317
Research Article

Structural Elucidation of Some Borate Glass Specimen by Employing Ultrasonic and Spectroscopic Studies

Department of Physics (DDE), Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India

Received 22 September 2012; Revised 1 February 2013; Accepted 4 February 2013

Academic Editor: Joon-Hyung Lee

Copyright © 2013 S. Thirumaran and N. Karthikeyan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Quantitative analysis has been carried out in order to obtain more information about the structure of two glass systems, namely, (B2O3-MnO2-PbO) (BML glass system) and (B2O3-Na2CO3-P2O5) (BSP glass system). Their structural elucidation has been carried out by studying the ultrasonic velocities (longitudinal velocities and shear velocities ) and density of these glass samples. The present investigation has been interpreted by focusing more on elastic and mechanical properties of glass specimen through ultrasonic study and the elemental analysis study through spectroscopic studies. The scanning electron microscopic (SEM) study was also carried out with a view to throwing more light on their morphological aspects. The results are corroborated in the light of the role of borate (B2O3) glasses in the formation of glassy structural network.