WEATHERING OF GLASSES FOR SOLAR APPLICATIONS.

J. E. Shelby, J. Vitko, C. G. Pantano

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Abstract

Significant weathering effects were observed only for the soda-lime-silicate glasses. In this case, the first stage of weathering, the formation of a low-density antireflection film, resulted in the spalling of the glass surface and severe degradation of the optical quality of the glass. Float glasses exhibited better weathering resistance on their tin-rich surfaces than on tin-poor surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalSolar energy materials
Volume3
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
EventProc of the Sol Reflective Mater Workshop, 2nd - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 12 1980Feb 14 1980

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