Accession Number : AD0694391

Title :   OBTAINING HIGH-QUALITY QUARTZ GLASS FROM SYNTHETIC SILICA,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Ogloblina,I. P. ; Stepanov,Yu. S.

Report Date : 10 DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The effects of the purity and microstructure of synthetic silica on the quality of quartz glass was studied to define the significance of these factors in producing material for the optical and semiconductor industries. Commercial pure silica and especially pure silica obtained by hydrolysis of silicon tetrachloride were vacuum fused under identical conditions. Both feedstocks gave acceptable glasses of only slightly different content in metallic impurities, probably because of contamination by the melting apparatus. Silica prepared from ethyl silicate was pretreated at 700 or 500C, heated 2 hrs at 700, 900, 1100, 1300, or 1460, or 1460C, and vitrified under identical conditions. Changes in apparent and actual density, specific surface, and porosity of silica and the transparency and bubble content of the produced glasses were measured. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*QUARTZ, OPTICAL GLASS), (*OPTICAL GLASS, PRODUCTION), SILICON DIOXIDE, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), ACCEPTABILITY

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE