Chemistry and Physics of Glass
Semiannual rept. no. 8 for period ending 30 Jun 1971
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Results include the development of a platinum free laser glass, the discovery of several new radiation centers in borate glasses, evidence of local order in liquid chalcogenides, and the invention of a chalcogenide glass bolometer for broadband detection of infrared and microwave radiation. There was increased emphasis on the structural studies of glasses by means of x-ray and neutron diffraction and the initiation of a new program focussed on the mechanical properties of glasses. A new biaxial tensile testing facility was put into operation and programs are underway to develop high strength glasses by techniques such as ion implantation, valence variation and surface coatings.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass