ZnO/CdO translocation in P2O5-TeO2-ZnO ternary glass systems: A reformative enhancement tool for physical, optical, and heavy-charged particles attenuation properties

Kılıç G., İlik E., Issa S. A., Almisned G., Tekin H.

OPTIK, vol.268, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 268
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijleo.2022.169807
  • Journal Name: OPTIK
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Ternary glasses, CdO translocation, Heavy charged particles, Optical properties, PHOSPHATE-GLASSES, RAMAN-SPECTRA, TELLURITE, EMISSION, FTIR, DSC, ESR
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


We report the optical, physical, structural, and heavy charged particle absorption parameters of CdO doped P2O5-TeO2-ZnO ternary glass structures with a nominal composition of 20 P2O5.30TeO(2).(50-x)ZnO.xCdO (x = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 mol. %). Physical as well as optical characteristics of the synthesized glasses are measured using experimental methods. ZnO/CdO translocation is caused an increase in the density of the synthesized samples. Synthesized glasses are reported along with seventeen different bands as a result of deconvolution processes. The structure is formed more tightly and regularly with ZnO/CdO translocation process. As a result of the evaluation of the absorption edge, transmittance of the glass without CdO additive is reported around 338 nm in the 20-30 % transmittance region, the absorption edge of all the glasses doped with CdO is shifted to around 336 nm. According to results, un-doped C0 glass is observed more unstable and far from homogeneous than doped glasses with the largest Urbach energy value (0.1506 eV), while C10 glass is observed as much more stable and uniform when compared to all glasses in this study with a value of 0.1311 eV. Moreover, projected range values of alpha and protons grew as the energy level increased. The shortest lengths that alpha and protons may travel at the same energy levels are reported for the C10 sample, which has the highest CdO contribution as well as the highest glass density. C10 glass sample is reported to have the maximum degree of clarity, making it one of the most important qualifying requirements for shields in medical radiation facilities, where the observation of both the patient and the physical radiation source is crucial. It can be concluded that the investigated ZnO/CdO translocation process may be seen as a beneficial tool for P2O5-TeO2-ZnO ternary glass structures in terms of enhancing optical, physical, and heavy charged particle attenuation properties.