Table of Contents
ISRN Ceramics
Volume 2013, Article ID 914324, 5 pages
Research Article

DSC and DC Conductivity of Bi2O3 · LiF · B2O3 Glasses

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

Received 17 December 2012; Accepted 3 January 2013

Academic Editors: K. L. Bing, P. Valerio, C.-F. Yang, and K. Zupan

Copyright © 2013 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.


Fluoroborate glasses with Bi2O3 content and having compositions Bi2O3 · ()LiF · 60B2O3 ( = 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20) are prepared using melt-quench technique. DSC characterization is carried out to observe glass transition temperature. Two such temperatures are observed for each of the reported samples. DC conductivity of the reported samples is studied with the variation in temperature from 313 K to 413 K by dividing this range into three regions, namely, low-, intermediate-, and high-temperature regions. DC conductivity responses for these temperature regions are explained using different conductivity models.