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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 8, Pages: 598-604

Original Article

Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Dielectric and AC Conductivity Studies of Bismuth Borate Glasses Doped with V2O5

Received Date:30 November 2022, Accepted Date:25 January 2023, Published Date:02 March 2023


Objectives: To study gamma ray irradiation effect on dielectric and AC conductivity of V2O5 doped bismuth borate glasses designed with the compositions 50B2O3-(50-X)Bi2O3-XV2O5 where, X = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0 and establishing the conduction mechanism. Methods: Glasses were synthesized by traditional melt quenching technique at 1323K. The prepared samples were subjected to annealing at 623K, which helps to remove strain in the samples. Absence of crystalline phases in the samples was confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies. An independent measurement of dielectric constant, dielectric loss and AC conductivity was carried out for temperature range from 300Kto 493K by impedance analyzer. Findings: The physical properties of glass were achieved by studying the density and the molar volume. Dielectric constant (e ’) and dielectric loss (e ”) were measured as a function of temperatures in the range from 300K to 493K, over the frequencies 102 Hz – 106 Hz before and after gamma ray irradiation. AC conductivity (s AC) of the glasses was measured as a function of frequency for different temperatures before and after gamma ray irradiation. Novelty: For the first time, it was attempted that the effect of gamma ray irradiation on dielectric and AC conductivity properties of bismuth-borate glasses doped with vanadium oxide has been investigated. Here we have observed the change in the variation of dielectric constant, dielectric loss and AC conductivity with frequency and temperature before and after gamma ray irradiation. The borate network becomes more compact after being exposed to gamma rays, and the energy band gap may even narrow. Furthermore, it has been found that the composition of the glass influences how radiation impacts conductivity.

Keywords: Oxide Glasses; XRD; Gamma Ray Irradiation; Dielectric Properties; AC Conductivity


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© 2023 Devidas et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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