Physical properties of chalcogenide glasses from the GeSe2-Sb2Te3-CdTe system

Author(s): Lilia Aljihmani, Temenuga Hristova-Vasileva, Venceslav Vassilev

Chalcogenide glasses from the GeSe2-Sb2Te3 -CdTe are synthesized from the initial compounds by melt quenching technique. The density and the Vickers microhardness are determined. Using the density values the compactness C is calculated. The thermomechanical characteristics (microvoids volume Vh and energy for formation of amicro-void Eh), aswell as the elasticity modulus E of the glasses, are also calculated. A compositional dependence of the revealed properties is observed and discussed.

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