Peculiarities accompanying the enthalpy recovery during structural relaxation of chalcogenic glasses

E. Illeková, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, M. D. Baró, S. Suriñach

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Chemical short range ordering (CSRO) structural relaxation of slowly cooled Ge10(Se85Te15) glass isothermally and isochronally heat-treated in the vicinity of glass transition region was studied by the use of differential scanning calorimetry. The recovery of excess enthalpy, ΔHexcess (ΔE*AES), and of the temperature of maximum of the excess apparent specific heat, Tmax (ΔE*AES), plotted versus the activation energy, ΔE*AES=RTa ln(ν0ta), showed unique master curves independent of annealing temperature, Ta, or annealing time, ta. ΔHexcess(Ta, ta), which is proportional to the instantaneous degree of local order, α(Ta, ta), represents the true kinetic equation for the studied structural relaxation but the relation between Tmax(Ta, ta) and α(Ta, ta) is not simple. From the ΔHexcess(ΔE*AES) master curve, isothermal and isochronal relaxation effects consistent with experimental data were simulated. ΔHexceess,ta=∞(Ta )=const1+const2 /Ta characterizing the equilibrium of CSRO not reached in the experimental timescale was determined. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


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