• M V Shankar

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    • SrB4O7:Bi2VO5·5 — A novel nanocomposite

      M V Shankar G N Subbanna K B R Varma

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      Glass composites of strontium tetraborate, SrB4O7(SBO) with bismuth vanadate, Bi2VO5·5 (BiV) of the composition (1 −x) SBO-x BiV (0 ≤x ≤ 0·75), have been synthesized. X-ray powder diffraction and electron microscopy indicate as-quenched composites to be amorphous and the annealed samples showed the presence of nanometer sized particles of BiV dispersed in the glassy matrix of SBO. The dielectric constant of these composites increases with increase in the volume fraction of BiV, at 300 K. The measured dielectric constant of the composite very nearly obeys the Maxwell’s relationship. Optical transmission studies confirm a steady shift in the optical absorption edge towards longer wavelengths with increase inx.

    • Dielectric dispersion and piezoelectric resonance in benzil single crystals grown by Bridgman-Stockbarger technique

      M V Shankar K B R Varma

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      Large single crystals of an organic nonlinear optical (NLO) material, benzil, have been grown by employing an indigenously built Bridgman-Stockbarger crystal grwoth system. The dielectric constant (εr), dielectric loss tangent (tanδ) and impedance (Z) of these crystals, monitored along the crystallographica-axis, as a function of frequency in the 100kHz-10MHz range, exhibit sharp resonance effects in the 100–300kHz region. These strong resonance effects are attributed to the piezoelectric nature of the crystal. The origin of the appearance of the sharp peaks in the frequency variation ofεr and tanδ is in response to the elastic resonances induced via the externally applied electric field. The resonance peak positions shift towards lower frequencies with increase in temperature as a consequence of the decrease in the stiffness coefficient (C11) of the crystal.

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