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Relaxation time and viscosity of fused silica glass at room temperature

  • M. Vannoni
  • A. Sordini
  • G. Molesini
Regular Article
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  1. Topical Issue on the Physics of Glasses

Abstract

Cases of long-term deformation of fused silica glass at room temperature attributed to the action of gravity have been reported. Further experimental investigations now provide evidence of time-dependent viscous behavior, with a time constant of the order of 10 years. Data relating to a pair of fused silica reference plates are presented, showing the overall deformation occurred over the years; considerations on the pertaining viscosity with aging are also given. An account of the observed relaxation process in terms of the Kelvin-Voigt model for linear viscoelasticity is provided.

Keywords

Fuse Silica Linear Viscoelasticity Knoop Hardness Fuse Silica Glass Absolute Planarity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNR-Istituto Nazionale di OtticaFirenzeItaly

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