Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 724–728 | Cite as

Optical, infrared and DSC studies of sodium tetraborate glasses containing copper oxide

  • A. A. Kutub


The optical absorption, density, DSC and infrared absorption spectra of a series of sodium tetraborate glasses are measured as a function of copper content up to 5 mol%. It is found that the addition of CuO shifts the fundamental absorption edges towards lower energies in the range from 6.17–3.48 eV. The addition of CuO does not seem to introduce any new absorption band as compared with the spectrum of a pure sodium tetraborate glass. DSC measurements showed endothermal peaks varying from 486–476 °C depending on the CuO content.


Polymer Copper Absorption Spectrum Absorption Band Optical Absorption 
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  • A. A. Kutub
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUmm Al-Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia

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