Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 121, Issue 6, pp 831–836 | Cite as

Confocal Raman spectroscopy of island nuclei formed at the initial stage of quartz glass crystallization

  • D. V. Pankin
  • V. M. Zolotarev
  • M. Colas
  • J. Cornette
  • M. G. Evdokimova
Condensed-Matter Spectroscopy
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Abstract

Island nuclei formed on a polished quartz-glass surface upon heating to 1100°C have been investigated by confocal Raman spectroscopy. The structural and chemical composition of islands is shown to be a central nucleus, a shell around the nucleus, and a thin peripheral ring closing this shell. The formation and growth of individual regions of an island nucleus are found to occur in several stages. The shell around the nucleus is mainly formed by α-SiO2 and α-cristobalite nanoparticles with a size ≥40 nm, whereas the α-SiO2 nanoparticles in the nucleus and peripheral ring are 2–15 nm in size.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Pankin
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. M. Zolotarev
    • 3
  • M. Colas
    • 4
  • J. Cornette
    • 5
  • M. G. Evdokimova
    • 6
  1. 1.Center for Optical and Laser Materials ResearchSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Physical FacultySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Sciences des Procedés Ceramique et de Traitements de Surface (SPCTS), UMR 7315 CNRSCentre Europeen de la CeramiqueLimogesFrance
  5. 5.Labex Sigma-LimUniversité de LimogesLimogesFrance
  6. 6.Institute of ChemistrySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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