Long-term deformation at room temperature observed in fused silica
Authors: Vannoni M., Sordini A., Molesini G.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: Cases of long-term deformation of fused silica flats are reported. The phenomenon is detected at the scale of the nanometer, and exhibits a time constant of the order of 9 years. The observed deformation appears related to gravity and constraints, but a change of physical properties locally resulting in non-homothetic behavior is also hypothesized. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS
Volume: 18 (5) Pages from: 5114 to: 5123
KeyWords: Deformation; Silica, Long-term deformation; Room temperature; Time constants; Fused silicaDOI: 10.1364/OE.18.005114Citations: 13data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here