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Chalcogenide Glasses Selected as a Model System for Studying Thermal Properties

  • Zdeněk ČernošekEmail author
  • Eva Černošková
  • Jana Holubová
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Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)

Abstract

Chalcogenide glasses have been intensively studied from the seventieth of twentieth century as the important new class of promising high-tech materials for semiconducting devices and infrared optics. Chalcogenide glasses are formed by chalcogens, stoichiometric chalcogenides, e.g. germanium and/or arsenic sulfides or selenides or by non-stoichiometrics alloys whose composition (and physicochemical properties) can be modified in broad ranges. They have unique optical properties – low phonon energies as compared with oxide glasses, high refractive index, infrared luminescence and so on. The advantage of many chalcogenide glasses is that they can be obtained using very simple technologies.

Keywords

Differential Scanning Calorimetry Glass Transition Glass Transition Temperature Temperature Step Chalcogenide Glass 
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Acknowledgements

This work was supported continuously by the project of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic MSM 0021627501.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zdeněk Černošek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eva Černošková
    • 2
  • Jana Holubová
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemical Technology Department of General and Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Joint Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry of Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryAcademy of Sciences, Czech Republic and University of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic

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