Strength variations in silica fibers

@inproceedings{Kurkjian1999StrengthVI,
  title={Strength variations in silica fibers},
  author={Charles R. Kurkjian and Osman S. Gebizlioglu and Irfan Camlibel},
  booktitle={Optics East},
  year={1999}
}
Since the classic paper of A. A. Griffith in 1920, questions have been asked about the variability of the strength of glass fibers as a function of composition and processing conditions. While Griffith apparently found that the strength of soda-lime-silica fibers increased as their diameter decreased, he also found that quite large-diameter silica fibers had strengths of the order of 6.9 GPa (1 X 106 psi). Since that time, almost all investigators have found very similar strength values for… 
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