Covalent bond connectivity, medium range order, and physical properties in TeX and TeXAs glasses

Hong li Ma, Xiang Hua Zhang, Jacques Lucas, Hema Senapati, Roland Bohmer, Charles Angell

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Data on the new As-Te-Se-I glasses are analyzed to determine whether the extended order determined by bond connectivity via the average coordination number, 〈r〉, controls the physical properties as it does in the case of the Ge-As-Se system. When appropriate allowance is made for partial 4-coordination of Te in Te- and I-rich glasses, the calorimetric glass transition temperature Tg is found to be a universal function of 〈r〉 as in Ge-As-Se (4-3-2) glasses. However, no special behavior is found at the Phillips-Thorpe rigidity percolation threshhold value, 〈r〉=2.4 as in the 4-3-2 case. The 〈r〉-dependences of both linear and non-linear aspects of relaxation appear smaller in the present system, and no extrema are in evidence. This is interpreted to indicate that the 2- vs 3-dimensional nature of crosslinking, by As vs. Ge, respectively, of the basic chain structures obtained at all 〈r〉=2 compositions, is an important property-controlling factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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