International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of ZnO on the ultrasonic velocity and elastic moduli of soda lime silicate glasses

K. A. Matori*, M. H. M. Zaid, H. A. A. Sidek, M. K. Halimah, Z. A. Wahab and M. G. M. Sabri
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 October 2010
  •  Published: 04 November 2010


The effects of ZnO on longitudinal and transverse ultrasonic wave velocities of soda lime silicate (SLS) glasses have been measured using the pulse-echo method at 5 MHz frequency at room temperature. The elastic properties: Longitudinal modulus, shear modulus, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, Poisson’s ratio, and Debye temperature are found to be rather sensitive to the glass composition. Experiments showed that these parameters depend upon the ZnO-modifier content.


Key words: Glasses, annealing, ultrasonic measurements, elastic properties.