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      (PbSr)TiO3 borosilicate glasses; infrared spectroscopy; DTA; XRD and SEM.

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      Eleven glass compositions were prepared by melt and quench method with progressive substitution of SrO for PbO (0 ≤ 𝑥 ≤ 1.0) with a step-wise increment of 0.10 in the glass [(Pb𝑥Sr1−𝑥)OTiO2]–[(2SiO2B2O3)]–[BaO.K2O].Nb2O5 (mol percentage) system. The infrared spectra (IR) of various glass compositions in the above mentioned glass system was recorded over a continuous spectral range 400–4000 cm-1 to study their different oxides structure systematically. Differential thermal analysis (DTA) was recorded from room temperature (∼27 °C) to 1400 °C employing a heating rate of 10 °C/min to determine glass transition temperature, 𝑇g and crystallization temperature, 𝑇c. The melting temperature, 𝑇m, of these glass compositions was found to be in the range 597–1060 °C depending on the composition under normal atmospheric conditions. 𝑇g and 𝑇m of glasses were found to increase with increasing SrO content. X-ray diffraction analysis of these glass–ceramic samples shows that major crystalline phase of the glass–ceramic sample with 𝑥 ≤ 0.5 was found to have cubic structure similar to SrTiO3 ceramic. Scanning electron microscopy has been carried out to see the surface morphology of the crystallites dispersed in the glassy matrix.

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      C R Gautam1 D Kumar2 O Parkash2 Prabhakar Singh3

      1. Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226 007, India
      2. Department of Ceramic Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India
      3. Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India
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