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The Estimation of the Oxide Ion Polarizability for B2O3-Li2O-Mo Glass System

El-Sayed Moustafa1 and Farid Elkhateb1
  • 1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Azaher University, Assuit Branch, Egypt


Problem statement: Recently Optical electro negativity of many binary oxide glasses has been evaluated on the basis of two different parameters, the linear refractive index and the energy gap, which have demonstrated remarkable correlation. Approach: In the present study, an improvement method to estimate the oxide ion polarizability through the average optical electro negativity for the lithium borate metal (Mo) glass system has been proposed. The electronic oxide polarizability of our prepared ternary oxide glasses have been estimated on the basis of the average optical electro negativity. Results: On the other side the value of the oxide ion polarizability has been determined using the equation of Dimitrov based on the measured linear refractive index. Conclusion: The estimated values are in good agreement with the available experimental data. The present research is another trend of the oxide ion polarizability determination for ternary glasses.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 3, 2012, 446-449


Submitted On: 10 December 2011 Published On: 2 February 2012

How to Cite: Moustafa, E. & Elkhateb, F. (2012). The Estimation of the Oxide Ion Polarizability for B2O3-Li2O-Mo Glass System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(3), 446-449.

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  • Oxide ion polarizability
  • optical electronegativity
  • ternary glasses