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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2360729, 7 pages
Research Article

Dosimetric UV Exposure Effect on the Optical Properties of Ag2O Doped P2O5-ZnO-CuO Glass

1Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Princess Nourah Bint AbdulRahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Physics Department, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Qassim University, Buraydah 51452, Saudi Arabia

Received 30 April 2016; Revised 17 July 2016; Accepted 26 July 2016

Academic Editor: Rosa Lukaszew

Copyright © 2016 K. S. Al Mugren 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.


Silver phosphate glass types within composition 60P2O5-30ZnO-10CuO-100000 ppm Ag2O were prepared by melt-quenching technique. The optical properties of these glass types were studied under UV exposure at different times, 0, 20, 80, 105, and 115 minutes. The optical absorbance spectra were measured in the range of wavelength from 190 to 3200 nm. The absorbance bandwidth decreases with increasing the time of UV exposure. The optical energy gap, , linear refractive index, , ratio between molar refraction, , and molar volume, , and metallization criterion () were estimated. The value of decreases from 2.132 to 1.91 eV with increasing the time of UV exposure from 0 to 115 min. Otherwise value and metallization increase with increase in the time of UV exposure. The results indicated that these glass types are promising for using an ultraviolet radiation dosimeter.