Pure and copper doped glasses with composition, 𝑥Li2O–(40–𝑥)Na2O–50B2O3–10Bi2O3, have been prepared over the range 0 < 𝑥 < 40. The electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of Cu2+ ions of these glasses have been recorded in the X-band at room temperature. Spin Hamiltonian parameters have been calculated. The molecular bonding coefficients, 𝛼2 and 𝛽2, have been calculated by recording the optical absorption spectra in the wavelength range 200–1200 nm. It has been observed that the site symmetry around Cu2+ ions is tetragonally distorted octahedral. The density and glass transition temperature variation with alkali content shows non-linear behaviour. The IR studies show that the glassy system contains BO3 and BO4 units in the disordered manner.
Volume 42 | Issue 5