Accession Number : ADD016197

Title :   Coatings for SIO2 Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jun 92, patented 16 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Covino-Hrbacek, Josephine

Report Date : 16 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A chemical coating consisting of a mixture of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), Al(OC4H9)3, LiOH, Ti(OC3H7)4, Zr()2C5H7)4, HNO3 for pH control, and glycerol which produces an environmentally protective barrier resistant to cracking or crazing to a glass fiber to which it is applied by the SOL-GEL process.

Descriptors :   *COATINGS, *FIBERS, *PATENTS, *SILICON DIOXIDE, *OPTICAL COATINGS, BARRIERS, CHEMICALS, CRAZING, GELS, GLASS, GLASS FIBERS, GLYCEROLS, MIXTURES, ALUMINUM, HYDROCARBONS, LITHIUM, HYDROXIDES, GLYCEROLS, TITANIUM, ZIRCONIUM, NITRIC ACID, PH FACTOR, SILANES

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE