Electroinduction of Peculiar Space-Charge Regions in Fully-Glassy Lead Oxyfluoroborate Materials Discerned from Impedance Spectroscopy

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism Volume: 26 Issue: 7 Pages: 2493-2496 Published: 2013

Photographic images of (a) an as-prepared BPP15 glassy sample, and (b) a BPP15 sample after annealing at 150 °C with a dc electric field of E∼=3.8 V/mm applied, for 48 h

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Writers: José E. De Souza · Antonio C. Hernandes · Jean-Claude M’Peko 

Keywords: Lead oxyfluoroborate glasses; Electrocrystallization; Dielectric properties; Space-charge effects 

Abstract: Lead oxyfluoroborate (BO1.5–PbO–PbF2) glasses were prepared and studied in this work in terms of dielectric response. By applying impedance spectroscopy, this study shows that electric field-induced peculiar space-charge regions form in these glasses, in the bulk adjacent to the glass–electrode interfaces. In addition, submission of these glasses to the action of a long-term electric field results in development of surface crystallization, even below the glass transition temperature. Evidence has been given in the literature that such a phenomenon involves electric fieldinduced redox-type electrochemical reactions that develop, simultaneously, at both glass–electrode interfaces, promoting β-PbF2 crystallites nucleation toward the cathode side. Accordingly, it is here concluded that the above mentioned space-charge regions should incorporate those electroactive species that look forward to participate in the redox reactions that subsequently promote incidence of this nonspontaneous crystallization phenomenon.

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