Verres et fibres à base de AgI-AgPO3 pour des applications en électrophysiologie : influence du Ag2WO4 sur les propriétés optiques, électriques et structurales

Authors: Blais-Roberge, Mickaël
Advisor: Messaddeq, Younès
Abstract: Glasses and fibers belonging to the AgI-AgPO3-Ag2WO4 system have been studied for their optical transmission properties in the visible region (450 to 900 nm) and electrical conductivity (AC). These glasses combine properties that are essential for direct application in the fields of optogenetics and electrophysiology. The probes currently used in those fields are generally produced by a complex method or have a reduced optical transparency in the visible or a low electrical conductivity. The choice of a glass composition, as single material for a multifunctional fiber, could simplify its fabrication and optimize the characteristics of this fiber toward the aimed application of electrophysiology. The progressive addition of silver tungstate (Ag2WO4) in the AgI-AgPO3 binary glasses has been studied for its influence on the optical, electrical and physical properties. This study showed an optical transparency in the visible range similar for each of the compositions due to the absence of reduced tungsten species. An electrical conductivity (AC) of 10-3 to 10-2 S·cm-1 was measured on the bulk glasses at room temperature and is within the electrical conductivity range required for the applications. It was also observed that the addition of silver tungstate contributes to change the glass transition temperature and density while reducing the risk of hydrolysis reaction of the phosphate chains in these glasses. An optical fiber has been manufactured and characterized from an optimal vitreous composition which can be used as a probe in the intended application.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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