Accession Number : ADA195012

Title :   Investigation of Chemical Durability Mechanisms and Structure of Fluoride Glasses.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 84-31 Dec 87,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Simmons, Joseph H ; Simmons, Catherine J

PDF Url : ADA195012

Report Date : 01 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 307

Abstract : The research conducted under this grant consisted of three major thrusts: (1) the development of an understanding of the chemical dissolution behavior of fluoride glasses, (2) the development of guidelines for the formation of structural models for binary fluoride glasses and (3) the investigation of fabrication conditions and the resulting structures for binary fluoride films. The research was conducted over a span of 4 1/2 years. The results include the development of a comprehensive data base and model for the corrosion of the three principal fluoride glass composition systems, and the development of a theoretical framework for the analysis of the structural stability of fluoride glass systems based upon microscopic considerations. The work has yielded nine publications, with three more in preparation, and has contributed to two MS theses and two PhD dissertations.

Descriptors :   *GLASS, CORROSION, DATA BASES, FABRICATION, FLUORIDES, INSTRUCTIONS, MODELS, STABILITY, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, THESES, DISSOLVING

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE