Manufacturing methods for optically and IR transparent glass ceramics

Research paper by Yu. D. Tropin, V. F. Pavlov, G. A. Mardosevich, V. Yu. Berdov, V. N. Shakhov

Indexed on: 01 Mar '94Published on: 01 Mar '94Published in: Glass and Ceramics


A method for manufacturing optically transparent sitalls from glasses based on brown coal ashes from the Kuybyshev Automobile and Tractor Electrical Equipment and Carburetor Plant (KATEK) was developed in laboratory conditions. The optical, mechanical, and thermal properties of the transparent sitalls were as good as for quartz glass. They are promising for use as the base for optical and magnetooptic information carriers and in fabrication of band-pass filters in the visible and near IR region of the spectrum.