Online ISSN : 1347-5320
Print ISSN : 1345-9678
ISSN-L : 1345-9678
Influence of Refining Agent in Soda Lime Glass for Ultraviolet Ray Transmittance
Koji FujitaYoshihiro TakaharaYoshinori Chikaura
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2008 Volume 49 Issue 2 Pages 372-375


We have studied the refining effects of refining agents and ultraviolet transmitting property of soda lime glass, for the purpose of developing ultraviolet transmitting glass with soda lime glass composition which is one of an inexpensive glasses. It was found that for glass that requires ultraviolet transmitting property, antimony oxide, which is commonly used as a refining agent, cannot be used because it has an ultraviolet absorption band. In addition, it turned out that it becomes possible to actualize both bubble quality and ultraviolet transmitting property by adding a small amount of iron oxide and making the glass reductive. The transmission of the bubble-free glass sample obtained in this study was 78% at 260 nm, which is not problematic for practical applications.

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