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ISRN Spectroscopy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 896492, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/896492
Research Article

Effect of Stepwise Replacement of Non-Oxide to Oxide Group on Structural Properties of ·LiF· Glasses

1Department of Physics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124 001, India
2Department of Electronic Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136 119, India

Received 2 August 2012; Accepted 28 August 2012

Academic Editors: V. Di Noto, A. A. Ensafi, and S. Yannopoulos

Copyright © 2012 Susheel Arora 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.

Abstract

Bismuth fluoroborate glasses with compositions xBi2O3·(40 − x)LiF·60 B2O3 (x = 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20) are synthesized by melt-quench method. XRD pattern is obtained for all the samples to confirm their amorphous nature. FTIR spectroscopy is carried out for the reported samples. It reflects the effect of replacement of a non-oxide group (LiF) with an oxide group (Bi2O3) in the glass network, due to the presence of the various absorption bands and their shifting with such replacement, assigning a role of network modifier to Bi2O3. Density and molar volume show an increase in their values with increase in Bi2O3 concentration. Theoretical optical basicity is calculated for the reported samples, which shows a decreasing trend with the increasing concentration of Bi2O3.