Wavelet analysis of X-ray diffraction patterns was made for structures of silica glasses manufactured by electrical fusion, oxy-hydrogen flame fusion of quartz powder, and flame hydrolysis of SiCl4. The analysis indicates that their structures were not affected by the manufacture methods. It is believed that there is a thermodynamically most favoured or unique structure for glass in an intermediate range up to a few nm. It is expected that amorphography (in analogy to crystallography for crystal) for glass will emerge as a new branch of science. According to our statistical crystallite model, glass structure could be determined by the crystallography of corresponding crystals and the damping with interatomic distance for the crystalline regularity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry