Application of Mossbauer spectroscopy to iron ions in lithium tellurite glasses

Jianrong Qiu, A. Osaka, Y. Miura, T. Nanba, Jun Takada

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The local structure around iron atoms in four series of lithium tellurite glasses were studied by means of Mossbauer spectroscopy with 57Co(Pd) and Fe foil as the γ-ray source and reference. All the spectra showed one symmetric doublet peak. Quadrupole splitting increased with increasing Fe2O3 content and ranged from 0.61 to 0.84 mm/s, whereas the isomer shift was almost independent of Fe2O3 content, ranging from 0.37 to 0.39 mm/s. Comparison of isomer shift and quadrupole splitting values with those of the relevant crystals showed that all the iron ions were trivalent and octahedrally coordinated. The increase in quadrupole splitting with Fe2O3 was attributed to an increase in the geometric distortion of the FeO6 octahedra. Linear correlation between quadrupole splitting and glass transition temperature was tentatively interpreted in terms of the relaxation of the Te-O framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Glasses
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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