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MTPR Journal


Influence of Er3+ Ion on the Samarium Environment in Phosphate Glasses

Aya. AbdelBakey 1*, M. A. Farag 2, M. El-Okr 2, T. Y. ElRasasi 3, M. K. El-Mansy 3
1 physics department, El Safwa higher institute of Engineering and technology, Cairo, Egypt.
2 Physics Department, Faculty of science, El-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
3 Physics Department, Faculty of science, Benha University, Egypt.

Vol./Issue: 19 , id: 292

Samarium zinc sodium phosphate glasses doped by different Er2O3 concentrations were prepared using conventional melt quenching technique. The structural properties due to the influence of Er+3 ions on the presented glass network were investigated. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns confirm the amorphousity of the samples.Surface morphology and elemental composition of glasses were studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM) accompanying withElectron Dispersive spectra (EDX).The measured density , Molar volume,ion concentration, interatomic distance, polaron radius and field strength had been studied with respect to the concentration of Er+3. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) results showed that Q1 and Q2 were the mean structural units of these glasses and revealed the formation of Non-Bridging oxygen (NBO).