Effect of gamma-ray irradiation on the optical properties of PbO-B

Yuwen Ou, Stefania Baccaro, Yaping Zhang, Yunxia Yang, Guorong Chen

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Irradiation treatments on glasses in both PbO-B2O3-SiO2and Bi2O3-B2O3-SiO2systems were carried out under the60Co γ-ray radiation at a dose of 5.0 kGy. Ultraviolet and visible (UV-Vis) transmission spectra were used to compare the optical transmittance before and after irradiation in the wavelength range of 300-800 nm. The radiation-induced absorption coefficient (RIAC), the optical mobility gap (E0), and the width of the energy tail above the gap (ΔE) were calculated by optical transmittance. The variation of these parameters indicated that the structure of glasses changed due to irradiation. The differences in the optical properties of the two glass systems were explained from the viewpoint of glass chemistry. © 2009 The American Ceramic Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338 - 341
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Materials Chemistry

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