Glass and Ceramics

, Volume 65, Issue 1–2, pp 41–43 | Cite as

Application of the Herring model to explain the impurity content dependence of the viscosity of quartz glasses

  • V. V. Samoteikin
Science for Glass Production


It is shown that the structural characteristics of quartz glasses make it possible to use the Herring model to describe their viscous flow, while the nonuniform distribution of impurities explains the known regularities in the dependence of the coefficient of viscosity on their content.


Impurity Concentration Quartz Glass Anionic Complex Impurity Content Pure Silica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Samoteikin
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  1. 1.Moscow State Night Metallurgical InstituteMoscowRussia

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