Applied Physics A

, 124:845 | Cite as

Elastic moduli of TeO2–PbO glass system

  • S. H. Alazoumi
  • H. A. A. SidekEmail author
  • R. El-Mallawany
  • Halimah Mohamed Kamari
  • Mohd Hafiz Mohd Zaid
  • Engku Abd Ghapur Engku Ali


Binary glasses (1 − x)(TeO2) − x(PbO) with x = 0, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30 mol% prepared using the melt quenching have been studied in this work. The amorphous nature of the glasses is confirmed by XRD analyses. Density, ρ and molar volume, Vm were measured for more information on structural changes. The ultrasonic velocities (longitudinal and shear) were obtained using the method of pulse-echo at 5 MHz resonating frequency. The elastic moduli, namely longitudinal (L), shear (G), Young (E) and the bulk (K) moduli were obtained from the density and ultrasonic velocities measurement. The softening temperature (TS), Debye temperature (θD), Poisson’s ratio (σ), fractal bond connectivity (d), microhardness (H) and acoustic impedance (Z) were obtained from the elastic moduli. The transition temperature (\({T_{\text{g}}}\)) and thermal expansion coefficient (αP) were also calculated. The experimental elastic moduli data and the values calculated theoretically from the bond compression, Makishima–Mackenzie, and Rocherulle models were compared in this work.



The researchers acknowledged with gratitude the financial support for this work by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Universiti Putra Malaysia through the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and Inisiatif Putra Berkumpulan (IPB) research grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Alazoumi
    • 1
    • 5
  • H. A. A. Sidek
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • R. El-Mallawany
    • 3
  • Halimah Mohamed Kamari
    • 1
  • Mohd Hafiz Mohd Zaid
    • 1
    • 2
  • Engku Abd Ghapur Engku Ali
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Materials Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory, Institute of Advanced TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  3. 3.Physics Dept, Faculty of ScienceMenofia UniversityShibin Al KawmEgypt
  4. 4.School of Fundamental ScienceUniversiti Malaysia TerengganuKuala NerusMalaysia
  5. 5.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceGharyan UniversityGharyanLibya

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