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Properties Of Low Cost, High Volume Glasses
Author(s): M. A. Lind; J. S. Hartman; C. Q. Buckwalter
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Paper Abstract

The properties of new and weathered samples of low cost, high volume glasses have been studied to determine their usefulness for solar energy applications. Glasses of varying compositions produced by float, drawn, rolled, fusion, and twin ground techniques were examined. Spectral transmittance and reflectance were measured and solar weighted values calculated. Laser raytrace techniques were used to evaluate surface parallelism and bulk homogeneity. Compositional changes were examined with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence, and Auger electron spectroscopy. These techniques were used in conjunction with ellipsometry to study the surface effects associated with weathering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0204, Physical Properties of Optical Materials, (27 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958154
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Lind, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (United States)
J. S. Hartman, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (United States)
C. Q. Buckwalter, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0204:
Physical Properties of Optical Materials
Roy F. Potter, Editor(s)

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