Physical Analysis of Structural Transformation in Ge-Incorporated a-SbxSe100-x System
Chalcogenide glasses are suitable for far-infrared and imaging applications. In the present study, Sb10Se90-xGex (x=0, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) system has been chosen to study structural transformations via physical parameters. Bulk samples with x = 0, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27 have been prepared using the melt-quenching technique. A theoretical study of the ternary glass system revealed that there was a significant change in the structural environment of the system due to rigidity percolation, which took place as Se was replaced by Ge, and hence resulted in changes in other physical parameters of the system.
S. Sharda et al., "Physical Analysis of Structural Transformation in Ge-Incorporated a-SbxSe100-x System", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 316-317, pp. 45-53, 2011