Review: Blinov, L.N., Khimiya i fizika khal'kogenidnykh, galogenkhal'kogenidnykh i fullerenkhal'kogenidnykh stekloobraznykh materialov (Chemistry and Physics of Chalcogenide, Halochalcogenide, and Fullerene-Chalcogenide)

Review: Blinov, L.N., Khimiya i fizika khal'kogenidnykh, galogenkhal'kogenidnykh i... Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 77, No. 5, 2004, p. 866. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 77, No. 5, 2004, p. 871. Original Russian Text Copyright 2004 by Morachevskii. BOOK REVIEWS Blinov, L.N., Khimiya i fizika khal’kogenidnykh, galogenkhal’kogenidnykh i fullerenkhal’kogenidnykh stekloobraznykh materialov (Chemistry and Physics of Chalcogenide, Halochalcogenide, and Fullerene Chalcogenide Glassy Materials) St. Petersburg: Sankt-Peterb. Gos. Univ., 2003, 210 pp. A small original monograph by L.N. Blinov, a cerning the preparation methods and properties of known specialist in solid-state chemistry, is concerned chalcogenide dielectric glassy materials and the pos- with properties of a number of chalcogenide glassy sibilities of their application. By varying the relative materials. Also, preparation techniques and applica- content of the main components and the concentra- tion fields of some types of chalcogenide glasses are tions of the additives introduced, one can change the considered. properties of chalcogenide glasses in a required direc- tion and, in particular, improve their dielectric proper- The book comprises eight chapters and a supple- ties. Chapter 6 (pp. 140 155) is devoted to synthesis ment. Bibliographic lists are given separately for each and properties of fluorine-containing chalcogenide chapter, which makes a total of 493 references to glasses. It is shown that the type of a fluoride intro- studies of domestic and foreign authors for the entire duced affects the nature of conduction in glasses based monograph. Chapter 1 (pp. 5 33) presents general on chalcogenides. Chapter 7 (pp. 156 175) discusses concepts of glass formation in chalcogenide systems. bromo- and iodochalcogenide glasses. The author of Emphasizing the importance of disordered systems for the monograph developed methods, devices, and ap- modern science and technology, the author of the proaches that provide synthesis of materials of these monograph regards the chemistry of glass as a new classes and considers promising fields of their applica- independent branch of chemical science, which is con- tion. The final Chapter 8 (pp. 176 202) summarizes cerned with a purposeful search for glassy materials evidence concerning chalcogenide fullerene-containing and with their preparation and study. The relationship chalcogenide materials. It is noted that the class of between the glass-forming ability of substances and chalcogenide glasses that contain fullerenes may be the position of their constituent elements in the period- rather wide. The fact that the structure of fullerenes is ic table is discussed. preserved in the chalcogenide glass matrices opens up Chapter 2 (pp. 34 56) is devoted to magnetic prop- opportunities for obtaining disordered materials with erties of chalcogenide glasses. A major part of chalco- high-temperature superconductivity on their base. genide glassy formulations exhibit semiconducting The monograph is largely based on studies of its properties. The importance of studying the magnetic author, Blinov, and a number of his coworkers. The properties of systems of this kind was mentioned by professor R.L. Myuller more than 40 years ago. The supplement to the monograph (pp. 203 206) presents author of the monograph analyzes the results obtained in concise form the most important conclusions of in studying the magnetochemistry of chalcogenide these investigations: application fields and main tech- glasses. nical characteristics of chalcogenide glasses belonging to the classes studied; main-group elements in the Chapter 3 (pp. 57 103) demonstrates the possibili- periodic table, which form chalcogenide, halochalco- ties of ESR spectroscopy in studying various chalco- genide, and fullerene chalcogenide glassy materials; genide glassy semiconductors. Studies mostly carried and a list of binary, ternary, quaternary, and quinary out with the author’s participation revealed that the chalcogenide systems analyzed in these studies. ESR spectroscopy is highly informative as applied to objects discussed in the book. Small Chapter 4 Blinov’s book is of indubitable interest for a wide (pp. 104 119) describes the results obtained in analy- audience of specialists working in the field of inorgan- sis of how the magnetic susceptibility of glasses ic materials science. depends on temperature. Chapter 5 (pp. 120 139) includes evidence con- A. G. Morachevskii 1070-4272/04/7705-0866 2004 MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Review: Blinov, L.N., Khimiya i fizika khal'kogenidnykh, galogenkhal'kogenidnykh i fullerenkhal'kogenidnykh stekloobraznykh materialov (Chemistry and Physics of Chalcogenide, Halochalcogenide, and Fullerene-Chalcogenide)

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