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Molecular and Spectroscopic Analysis of Zinc Oxide Doped Sodium Phosphate Glass
Y.H. Elbashar, A.E. Omran, S.M. Hussien, M.A. Mohamed, R.A. Ibrahem, W.A. Rashidy, A.S. Abdel Rahaman and H.H. Hassan

The phosphate glass system of chemical composition (65-x) P2O5-(25+x) ZnO-10Na2O, with (x=0,10,20,30). Glass was prepared by using a conventional melt-quench technique. The infrared spectra were measured over a continuous spectral range (400–4000 cm–1) in an attempt to study systematically their structure. The most active peaks were observed in the region from 400 cm–1 to 2500 cm–1. FT-IR spectra were analyzed to determine and differentiate the various vibrations modes by applying a deconvolution method to the FT-IR spectra. The spectra show specific vibrations of phosphate structure.

Keywords: Infrared Spectra (FT-IR), Phosphate glass, molecular structure

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