Origins of the radiation resistance of glasses

A. A. Vorob'ev, E. K. Zavadovskaya, B. V. Fedorov, V. A. Starodubtsev

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1. The radiation resistance of glasses of a particular type with the same fusion regime, impurity, content, and amount of defects is determined by the "element-oxygen" binding energy. For various fusion and storage regimes the radiation resistance depends on the amount and character of the structural defects in the glass. The average level of the bonding forces is reflected in the vitrification temperature. 2. Defects develop in those structural elements of glasses which are most distinct from the remaining structural elements. Defects in filling the energy levels of polyhedra of the type MOmn- are treated as radiatively induced defects. 3. In choosing a glass for working in a radiation field it is necessary to choose one with a high vitrification temperature and as free as possible of defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
JournalSoviet Physics Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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