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Viscoelastic Deformation Of Fluoride Glass Fibers
Author(s): Jasbinder S. Sanghera; Sun-Youn Ryou; John D. Mackenzie
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Paper Abstract

Oxide fibers were shown to undergo permanent deformation under a stress of 1.7 G Pa at a temperature 350°C below Tq . Similar experiments were performed on ZBLAN (ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3- AlF3-NaF)glass fibers which have a much lower Tq (268°C) than oxide glasses. These fluorozirconate fibers undergo deformation undeg relatively low stress and at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 100°C. It is suggested that the bending may well be related to the large specific volume of the fibers compared to the bulk glass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0683, Infrared and Optical Transmitting Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936433
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Jasbinder S. Sanghera, University of California (United States)
Sun-Youn Ryou, University of California (United States)
John D. Mackenzie, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0683:
Infrared and Optical Transmitting Materials
Robert W. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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