Journal Published Online: 20 July 2022
Volume 50, Issue 5

Calorimetric Analysis and Dielectric Properties of Se Te Ge Chalcogenide Alloy



In this article, the amorphous structure of chalcogenide alloy Se50Te45Ge5 is confirmed by x-ray diffraction analysis with under-constrained nature. The differential scanning calorimeter study is made for the alloy at different heating rate α. The Tg and Tc of the alloy are found to increase, whereas Tm appears to decrease with increasing α. The mean activation energy for transition and crystallization are found to be around 160 and 150 kJ/mol, respectively. The fragility index is found to decrease with the increase of α. The crystals are established to grow in two dimensions within the glass network. On the other hand, the dielectric constant and loss are studied at frequencies between 30 Hz and 1 MHz and at temperatures between 20 and 300 K. The dielectric modulus of the experimental data is then analyzed using different models. Suitable fitting to the practical data is attained by the application of Davidson–Cole formalism with γ-values ranging from 0.82 to 0.99 with increasing of the temperature.

Author Information

Ahmed, E. M.
University of Technology and Applied Sciences – Sohar, Sohar, Oman
Atta, A. A.
Department of Physics, College of Science, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Wahba, H. H.
Department of Physics, College of Science, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20220157