Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 2999–3004 | Cite as

Molar extinction coefficients of the cupric ion in silicate glasses

  • S. P. Singh
  • A. Kumar


The absorption characteristics of Cu2+ ions in binary alkali silicate and ternary silicate glasses were investigated. The molar extinction coefficients of the Cu2+ ion were determined in a series of binary alkali silicate and a ternary soda-lime-silica glasses for the actual intensities of the observed bands at their wavelength maxima. The absorption maxima due to Cu2+ ions were found to shift towards the longer wavelengths with increasing ionic radii of the alkali ions, in the present series of glasses. The base glass compositions were selected as30R2O·70SiO2 and 20Na2O·10CaO·70SiO2 where R+=Li+, Na+ and K+ ions. The results obtained are discussed in the light of a ligand field approach.


Silicate Ionic Radius Material Processing Absorption Characteristic Present Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Singh
    • 1
  • A. Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ceramic Engineering, Institute of TechnologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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