Evaluation of synthetic silica glasses by the ultrasonic microspectroscopy technology

Mototaka Arakawa, Hideki Shimamura, Jun Ichi Kushibiki

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Ultrasonic microspectroscopy technology was applied to characterization of synthetic silica glasses. Acoustic properties (longitudinal and shear velocities, leaky surface acoustic wave velocity, and density), fictive temperature Tf, chlorine concentration C(Cl), and OH concentration C(OH) were measured, and related relationships among their properties were discussed. The longitudinal velocities in the acoustic properties have the highest sensitivities of 5.93°C/(m/s), -202 wtppm/(m/s), and -31 wtppm/(m/s), with resolutions of 0.6°C, 20 wtppm, and 3.1 wtppm, to T f, C(Cl), and C(OH), respectively. The variations in the acoustic velocities due to Tf, C(Cl), and C(OH) are mainly caused by variations in elastic constants, except for shear velocity due to C(OH).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and Short Courses, IUS 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424443895
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2009 Sep 202009 Sep 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Other2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009


  • Fictive temperature
  • Impurity
  • Synthetic silica glass
  • Ultrasonic microspectroscopy
  • Velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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