Corrosion and Structural Changes in Glass.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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New methods for obtaining a quantitative description of surface and bulk structural changes in glass are described. The new techniques include X-ray diffraction analysis of amorphous solids using pair function and disorder distribution functions. Application of the X-ray method to glass corrosion, thermal treatments, glass fabrication variables, and fast neutron damage is reviewed. Infrared reflection spectroscopy IRRS was developed in the contract as a rapid, nondestructive tool for characterizing the surface of bulk glass samples. Scanning electron microscopy with X-ray dispersive analysis and electron microprobe analysis were used to confirm interpretations. Auger electron spectroscopy with ion beam milling was also applied to glass surface corrosion analysis of ternary glass systems. Several areas of proposed research using these new methods are presented. Abstracts of 20 papers prepared during the contract are included. Modified author abstract
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass