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Title: Chemically strengthened protection glasses for the applications of space solar cells

The effects of chemically strengthened processing and the ion beam irradiation on the mechanical characteristics of space solar cell protection glasses are investigated using dynamic mechanical analysis and micro hardness instrument; also the corresponding optical properties were analyzed by utilizing the UV/visible spectrophotometer. The results suggest that the flexural strength, fracture toughness and surface characteristics are enhanced via the chemical strengthening process. Importantly, such process has a trivial influence with ∼0.2% degradation on the transparency of chemically strengthened glasses in the band range of 350 ∼ 1000 nm, while exhibits an excellent resistance on radiation damage by ion beams bombardment, demonstrating an outstanding durability in the space radiation environment.
Authors:
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  1. College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620 (China)
  2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia)
  3. Department of Civil Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132012 (China)
  4. Zhuhai College of Jilin University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519041 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253041
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FLEXURAL STRENGTH; FRACTURE PROPERTIES; GLASS; IRRADIATION; RADIATION EFFECTS; SAFETY; SOLAR CELLS