Accession Number:

AD0726416

Title:

Chemistry and Physics of Glass

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual rept. no. 8 for period ending 30 Jun 1971

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE