Thermal, structural and optical properties of TeO2–Na2O–TiO2 glassy system

  • Jaqueline Valeski GunhaEmail author
  • Anderson Gonçalves
  • Aloisi Somer
  • André Vitor Chaves de Andrade
  • Daniele Toniolo Dias
  • Andressa Novatski


In this work, 80TeO2–(20 − x) Na2O–xTiO2 (x = 0, 5, 10 and 20) mol% glasses by melting quenching technique were obtained. Density (ρ) and molar volume (Vm) of these glasses have been investigated. The characterization was performed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) spectroscopy. As expected, the Vm values decreased with x increasing, exhibiting a density opposite behavior. DSC, FTIR and UV–Vis results indicated that, with the increasing the TiO2 content, the role of this oxide changes from network modifier to former. In addition, more covalent bonds are formed, reinforcing the network connectivity by increasing the Te–O–Ti inter-chain bounds. These features improved the glassy system thermal and optical properties.



The authors thank to FINEP, CAPES, CNPQ and Fundação Araucária for the partial financial support. To LABMU-UEPG for technical support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Estadual de Ponta GrossaPonta GrossaBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Estadual de MaringáMaringáBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento Acadêmico de FísicaUniversidade Tecnológica Federal do ParanáPonta GrossaBrazil

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