Effects of tin on the physical properties and crack growth in soda-lime-silica float glass

M. H. Krohn, J. R. Hellmann, C. G. Pantano, N. Lower, R. K. Brow

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The effect of tin on the properties of soda-lime-silica glass was examined in glasses doped with 0.2-3.0-mol % SnO2. Trends in the properties are consistent with an increase in the network connectivity with increasing tin concentration. The difference in the thermo-elastic properties of the tin doped glasses suggests the creation of residual stresses in the near surface region of float glass, resulting from the tin concentration gradient during cooling. Two-point fiber bend tests were conducted to determine the effect of tin on the stress corrosion susceptibility of tin doped soda-lime-silica glasses. The results showed the stress corrosion exponent for the tin-doped glasses to be a weak positive function of tin concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1859-1862
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberIII
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jun 29 2003Jul 3 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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