Influence of the Cooling Rate of Silica Glass on Its Surface Relief

Mikhail Eronyan
2021 American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research  
The method of atomic force microscopy explores a roughness of a surface of the silica glass cooled with different velocity from temperature 2300 °C. It is compared two modes of cooling of a glass rods with a diameter of 16mm: convective heat exchange with the surrounding air and quenching with dropping the sample into a vessel with water. The roughness of a surface of a silica glass in the second mode of cooling was essentially less that can promote magnification of its strength. The results of
more » ... these studies may turn out to be promising in terms of increasing the strength and reliability of silica optical fibers used in laser surgery.
doi:10.34297/ajbsr.2021.13.001879 fatcat:t4u3pz24w5hg5gdhtwphwjevgy