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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2014, Article ID 174362, 7 pages
Research Article

Effect of Concurrent ZnO Addition and AlF3 Reduction on the Elastic Properties of Tellurite Based Glass System

1Glass, Ceramic and Composite Research Group, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
2Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Menofia University, Shebin Al-Kom, Egypt
3Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Received 30 April 2014; Revised 19 June 2014; Accepted 19 June 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Changgui Lin

Copyright © 2014 Haji Abdul Aziz Sidek et al. 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.


New ternary zinc oxyfluorotellurite (ZOFT) with the composition --, where ; ; , has been successfully prepared by the conventional rapid melt quenching technique. Density, molar volume, and glass transition temperature have been assessed for each ZOFT glass sample. The longitudinal and transverse ultrasonic waves propagated in each glass sample were measured using a MBS8020 ultrasonic data acquisition system at 5 MHz frequency and room temperature. The longitudinal modulus (), shear modulus (), Young’s modulus (), bulk modulus (), and Poisson’s ratio () are assessed from both velocity data and their respective density. The compositional dependence of the ultrasonic velocities and related parameters are discussed to understand the rigidity and compactness of the glass system studied.