Spectroscopic Evaluation of Optical Parameters of a Transition Metal Salt Filled Polymer Material
Keywords: Polymer, Metal salt, Optical material
AbstractTransition metal salt, manganese chloride was incorporated into polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to prepare metal salt filled polymer material (M-PVA) and their optical properties were evaluated. XRD, UV-vis, and FTIR analyses reveal that there is strong interaction between PVA and the manganese chloride salt. From XRD analysis, the inter-chain separation in pristine PVA and M-PVA was found to be 5.62 Ǻ and 4.70 Ǻ, respectively; thus indicating that the packing of polymer chains is more compact under the influence of manganese chloride. Optical band gap of PVA was found as 5.06 eV but such band gap was reduced on incorporation of manganese chloride into the PVA matrix system with corresponding increase in optical conductivity. Spectral evaluation indicates that refractive index of M-PVA decreases faster than that of PVA in the visible range. Abbe Number was found to have decreased on incorporation of manganese chloride into the PVA matrix system indicating increase in optical dispersion in conformity with the trend of increase in dispersion energy (Ed). The average interband oscillator wavelength was found close to the respective values of absorption edges.
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Banerjee, M., Jain, A., & Mukherjee, G. (2018). Spectroscopic Evaluation of Optical Parameters of a Transition Metal Salt Filled Polymer Material. Defence Science Journal, 68(2), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.68.12331
Materials Science & Metallurgy
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