Tellurite Glasses Handbook: Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Tellurite Glasses Handbook

Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Raouf A.H. El-Mallawany

CRC Press

532 pages | 265 B/W Illus.

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Tellurite Glasses Handbook: Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition covers the current dominant physical properties of this prototype glass system. Focusing on thermal, elastic, acoustic, electrical, and optical properties, this second edition incorporates the latest scientific data and up-to-date applications of tellurite glass.

New Topics in the Second Edition

  • Nanocomposites
  • Three-dimensional structural models
  • Novel glass-forming systems
  • Innovative ways to combine all physical properties simultaneously, creating new points for research

Addressing the knowledge gap among physicists, chemists, and material scientists in their understanding of tellurite glasses’ properties, this edition gathers essential thermal, mechanical, electrical, and optical data in one source. It emphasizes the physics and technology of twenty-first century processing, fabrication, and behavior of tellurite glass and glass-ceramic materials. It is the first and only comprehensive source of physical constants and properties of these unique noncrystalline solids.

After an introductory chapter on the composition of tellurite glasses, the book explores elastic, acoustic, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. Each chapter includes basic theories on a particular physical property, related experimental techniques, and representative data. The book uniquely presents a compilation of scientific data from the last 60 years as well as practical and strategic applications based on the properties of tellurite glasses.


This is a useful reference book summarizing all of the published data about the telluride glass system with an emphasis on their optical, thermal and electrical properties.

-- Carlo Pantano, Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

Introduction to and Formation of Tellurite Glasses

Crystal Structure and General Properties of Tellurium Oxide (TeO2)

Definition of Tellurite Glasses and Review of Early Research

Preparation of Pure TeO2 Glass

Glass-Forming Ranges of Binary TeO2 Glasses

Glass-Forming Ranges of Multicomponent TeO2 Glasses

Nonoxide-Tellurite Glasses

Mixed Oxyhalide and Oxysulfate Tellurite Glasses

General Physical Characteristics and Structure of Tellurite Glasses

Structure and Bonding Nature of Tellurite Glasses

New Tellurite Glasses

Applications of Tellurite Glass and Tellurite Glass Ceramics



Elastic Moduli of Tellurite Glasses

Elastic Properties of Glass

Experimental Techniques

Elasticity Modulus Data of TeO2 Crystal

Elastic Modulus Data of Pure TeO2 Glass

Constants of Elasticity of Binary and Ternary Transition Metal Tellurite Glasses

Comparison between MoO3 and V2O5 in Tellurite and Phosphate Glasses and K–V Relations

Application of Makishima–Mackenzie Model to Pure TeO2, TeO2–V2O5, and TeO2–MoO3 Glasses

Elastic Moduli and Vickers Hardness of Binary, Ternary, and Quaternary Rare-Earth Tellurite Glasses and Glass-Ceramics

Quantitative Analysis of the Elasticity Moduli of Rare-Earth Tellurite Glasses

Elastic Properties of Te Glasses

Elastic Properties of New Tellurite Glasses

Acoustic Relaxation Properties of Tellurite Glasses


Ultrasonic Attenuation of Oxide–Tellurite Glasses at Low Temperature

Properties of Ultrasonic Attenuation in Nonoxide–Tellurite Glasses

Radiation Effect on Ultrasonic Attenuation Coefficient and Internal Friction of Tellurite Glasses

Structural Analysis of Ultrasonic Attenuation and Relaxation Phenomena

Correlations between Low-Temperature Ultrasonic Attenuation and Room-Temperature Elastic Moduli

Acousto-Optical Properties of Tellurite Glasses

Applications of Ultrasonics on Tellurite Glasses


Ultrasonic Detection of Microphase Separation in Tellurite Glasses

Debye Temperature of Oxide and Nonoxide–Tellurite Glasses



Thermal Properties of Tellurite Glasses


Experimental Techniques of Measuring Thermal Properties of Glass

Data of the Thermal Properties of Tellurite Glasses

Glass Transformation and Crystallization Activation Energies

Correlations between Glass Transformation Temperature and Structure Parameters

Correlations between Thermal Expansion Coefficient and Vibrational Properties

Tellurite Glass-Ceramics

Nonoxide-Tellurite Glasses

Thermal Properties of New Types of Tellurite Glass


Electrical Conductivity of Tellurite Glasses

Introduction to Current-Voltage Drop and Semiconducting Characteristics of Tellurite Glasses

Experimental Procedure to Measure Electrical Conductivity

Theoretical Considerations in the Electrical Properties of Glasses

DC Electrical-Conductivity Data of Tellurite Glasses at Different Temperatures

AC Electrical Conductivity Data of Tellurite Glasses

Electrical Conductivity Data of Tellurite Glass-Ceramics

Electrical Conductivity Data of New Tellurite Glasses

Dielectric Properties of Tellurite Glasses


Experimental Measurement of Dielectric Constants

Dielectric Constant Models

Dielectric Constant Data of Oxide–Tellurite Glasses

Dielectric Constant Data of Nonoxide-Tellurite Glasses

Dielectric and Magnetic Data of New Tellurite Glasses and Ceramics



Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Tellurite Glasses in the Visible Region

Introduction to Optical Constants

Experimental Measurements of Optical Constants

Theoretical Analysis of Optical Constants

Linear Refractive Index Data of Tellurite Glasses

Nonlinear Refractive Index Data of Tellurite Glasses

Optical Applications of Oxide-Tellurite Glass and Glass-Ceramics (Thermal Luminescence Fluorescence Spectra)

Optical Properties of New Tellurium Glass

Optical Properties of Tellurite Glasses in the Ultraviolet Region

Introduction—Absorption, Transmission, and Reflectance

Experimental Procedure to Measure UV Absorption and Transmission Spectra

Theoretical Absorption Spectra, Optical Energy Gap, and Tail Width

UV Properties of Tellurite Glasses (Absorption, Transmission, and Spectra)

UV Properties of New Tellurite Glasses

Infrared and Raman Spectra of Tellurite Glasses


Experimental Procedure to Identify Infrared and Raman Spectra of Tellurite Glasses

Theoretical Considerations for Infrared and Raman Spectra of Glasses

Infrared Spectra of Tellurite Glasses

Raman Spectra of Tellurite Glasses

Infrared and Raman Spectra of New Tellurite Glasses



About the Author

Raouf A.H. El-Mallawany is on the Science College, Northern Borders University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has taught physics for nearly four decades and has authored several books and numerous papers. A member of the Materials Research Society and the Arab Materials Science Society, Dr. El-Mallawany has organized or presented at many international conferences and received many honors.

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