Preparation, Techniques and Tools used for Investigating Glasses : An Overview

Author(s): Priya Murugasen, Suresh Sagadevan and Deepa Shajan

This paper describes preparation of glasses by melt quench method and experimental techniques employed in the characterization of glasses. Characterization techniques such as X-ray Diffraction technique (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR); thermal, UV analysis, microhardness and dielectric studies and fluorescence spectroscopy etc. is described in detail. In addition, thermal poling and Z-scan technique experimental methods are discussed in this paper.

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