Applied Physics A

, 123:410 | Cite as

Correlation between some thermo-mechanical and physico-chemical properties in multi-component glasses of Se-Te-Sn-Cd system

  • Amit Kumar
  • Neeraj Mehta


The glass transition phenomenon is guided by the swift cooling of a melt (glass-forming liquid). Consequently, the glass as a final product consists of a considerable number of micro-voids having the size of the order of atomic and/or molecular sizes. The model of free volume fluctuation helps in describing the diverse physico-chemical properties of amorphous materials (like glasses and polymers). This theory is based on the fraction of fluctuation free frozen at the glass transition temperature and it forms a basis for determination of various significant thermo-mechanical properties. In the present work, Vickers hardness test method is employed that provides useful information concerning the mechanical behavior of brittle solids. The present work emphasizes the results of micro-indentation measurements on recently synthesized novel Se78−x Te20Sn2Cd x glassy system. Basic thermo-mechanical parameters such as micro-hardness, volume (V h), formation energy (E h) of micro-voids in the glassy network and modulus of elasticity (E) have been determined and their variation with glass composition has been investigated.


Glass Transition Temperature Molar Volume Glass Matrix Chalcogenide Glass Glassy Alloy 
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NM is thankful to his university for providing grant under the consumable head of DST-Purse program-(5050).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Institute of ScienceBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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