Inorganic Materials

, Volume 54, Issue 12, pp 1274–1276 | Cite as

Granular Inhomogeneity Formation during Quartz Glass Melting

  • R. Sh. Nasyrov
  • B. S. Lunin
  • V. M. Lopatin


This paper examines the formation of fine-grain inhomogeneity in quartz glass. We demonstrate that this defect emerges during the melting of fine-particle crystalline raw materials and the formation of a three-dimensional intergranular network, which contains a high impurity concentration and has a disordered structure. The present results are inconsistent with the existing believe that incomplete melting of quartz grains is the main cause of the development of fine-grain inhomogeneity. In contrast, prolonged high-temperature heat treatment increases the intergranular impurity concentration and intensifies the effect.


structure of quartz glass quartz grit grains grain boundaries structural impurities 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ilmen State ReserveMiassRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.South Ural State University (Miass Branch)MiassRussia

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