Exciton-thermal analysis of nonisothermal nucleation in solid solution of CuCl in glass
St. Petersburg State University of industrial technologies and design, 198095 St. Petersburg, Russia
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Published online: 13 December 2016
The work presents results of investigation of nucleation of CuCl nanocrystals in glass by method of exiton-thermal analysis (ETA) which is based on measuring the optical absorbance of CuCl phase in sample under heating up to the melting temperature of CuCl nanocrystals. The melting temperature of nanoparticle depends on its radius. Therefore analysis of curve of melting CuCl phase allows to determine distribution curve of nanoparticles on their radii. By the method of ETA the features of variation of CuCl nanoparticles distributions in glass when changing regime of sample annealing (nonisothermal nucleation) were studied. For example, by reducing the heating rate of the sample the concentration of particles of CuCl phase increases considerably while reducing average radius.
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