Crystallization kinetics of bulk amorphous Se-Te-Sn system
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In the present work crystallization kinetics of the amorphous Se80−xTe20Snx (0 ≤ x ≤ 9) system have been investigated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry. From the heating rate dependence of the glass transition temperature and the crystallization temperature the activation energy for the glass transition and that for crystallization have been determined using the Kissingers equation and Matusitas equation for non-isothermal crystallization of materials. The effect of addition of Sn to the Se-Te system on the dimentionality of crystal growth has been investigated. An increase in the glass transition temperature with increase in Sn content suggests that Sn plays a role in cross-linking the already existing Se-Te chains which causes an increase in the thermal stability of the material.
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