• Gurbinder Kaur

      Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science

    • Optical, mechanical and TEM assessment of titania-doped Bi2V1−𝑥Ti𝑥O$_{5.5−\delta}$ bismuth vanadate oxides

      Gurbinder Kaur Gary Pickrell Vishal Kumar Om Prakash Pandey Kulvir Singh Daniel Homa

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      Optical, mechanical and structural behaviors have been studied for titania-doped Bi2V1−𝑥Ti𝑥O$_{5.5−\delta}$ which are used as electrolytes for intermediate temperature fuel cells. Parameters like band gap ($E_{g}$), Urbach energy ($E_{u}$), refractive index, hardness (𝐻) and fracture strength (𝐾) have been calculated as a function of dopant concentration, i.e. 0.05 ≤ 𝑥 ≤ 0.2. Furthermore, analysis of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images for all the oxides was conducted along with line spectra of planes. Results are discussed in light of correlation of these optical and mechanical parameters to their structural properties. Band gap has also been correlated to the conductivity of these oxides. Good correlation has been obtained between them.

    • Mechanical, dielectric and optical assessment of glass composites prepared using milling technique

      Gurbinder Kaur G Pickrell V Kumar O P Pandey K Singh S K Arya

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      In the present investigation, mechanical and spectroscopic properties of glass composites have been investigated. The glass composites have been prepared by the milling technique instead of using any filler particle. Due to the presence of different alkaline earth modifiers in composites, marked difference in their strength and optical properties is observed. The band gap, Urbach energy and the extinction coefficient of the glass composites have been calculated using UV–visible spectroscopy. Moreover, the real and imaginary dielectric constants have also been calculated for all the composites in addition to the Weibull statistics and cumulative probability of failure. The results have been discussed in light of comparison between the glass composites and the individual glasses. The mechanical and optical properties indicate marked effect on the mechanical strength, band gap and Urbach energy for glass composites as compared with the individual glasses.

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