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Electrical and Optical Properties of CNTs Additives Chalcogenide Glasses

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Priyanka Jaiswal, Pravin Kumar Singh, Pooja Lohia and D.K. Dwivedi*   Pages 1 - 12 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Glasses have been used as the most versatile engineering materials for more than five decades. Chalcos is a Greek word which means ore former and glasses prepared by particular chalcogenide of group VI element of the periodic table or by their compounds have been known for more than 50 years as optical material. The primary objective is to provide up to date description of the development in the field of optical and electrical properties of MWCNTs additive chalcogenide glasses.An extensive survey of relevant literature was carried out using sophisticated libraries, virtual media, different research laboratories, internet and also by personal contact with the senior researcher of this field. The exponential increase in d.c. conductivity was observed on increasing the CNT concentration. Inter nanotube connections increase which results in modification of chemical bond formation with increased CNT concentration. It has been observed that the optical band gap of CNT doped chalcogenide glass increases which may be attributed to the fact that CNT added to to the glasses retards the motion of charge carriers and may raise the optical bandgap. The electrical and optical properties of CNT additives chalcogenide glasses have been reviewed. Several applications based on CNT doped glasses have also been discussed, including the development of ionic memories, sensors, optical waveguides, holography, solid-state batteries, optical, and non-linear optical devices.

Keywords:

Chalcogenide glass, armchair CNTs, Zig-Zag CNTs, activation energy, D.C. conductivity, optical bandgap.

Affiliation:

Amorphous Semiconductor Research Lab, Department of Physics and Material Science, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, Amorphous Semiconductor Research Lab, Department of Physics and Material Science, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010, Amorphous Semiconductor Research Lab, Department of Physics and Material Science, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010



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