PbO-CdO-SrO-B2O3 (PCSB) glasses doped with transition metal ion concentration with 0.1mol% WO3. These glasses are produced by normal melt quenching method. (PCSB) glasses are characterized by various physical properties, optical basicity, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Optical absorption, Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic studies. Glass formation is recognized by X-ray diffraction spectra. The optical absorption spectra of these glasses shows a relatively small peaks at 421-436nm and 826-857nm is identified due to n–π* , dxy→dx2-y2 and dxy→ dxz, dyztransitions of W5+ ions. From the optical absorption spectral data, optical band gap (Eopt) and Urbach energy (∆E) are evaluated. From EPR spectra have the strength of the signal is decreased and then increased this is due to paramagnetic O- ion concentration in the WO3. The (FT-IR) spectral studies have described the existence of conventional BO4, B-O-B, Sr2+, Pb-O-B and W-O-B structural units of these glasses.
Keywords : Melt quenching; physical properties; optical basicity; optical absorption; X-ray diffraction; FT-IR.