Title: Effect of alkali metals (Li/Na/K) on optical performance of manganese coloured glass

Authors: Xiaohua Bai

Addresses: Department of Material Science and Technology, Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang, 471023, China

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the alkali metal ions on the optical performance of manganese coloured glass. The paper presents the study by changing of the quantities of alkali metal, Li/Na/K, in glass melting. The analyses of spectrum transmittance and chroma index have been carried out on the different sample plates obtained in the glass melting. The test results indicate that the optical performance and chroma index of this manganese coloured glass are largely depended on the factors such as concentration of different alkali metal and the ionic radius size.

Keywords: alkali metals; manganese coloured glass; optical performance; glass melting; chroma index.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMP.2016.080702

International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, 2016 Vol.11 No.5, pp.399 - 406

Received: 30 Jul 2015
Accepted: 27 Jun 2016

Published online: 04 Dec 2016 *

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