Stress-corrosion mechanisms in silicate glasses

  title={Stress-corrosion mechanisms in silicate glasses},
  author={Matteo Ciccotti},
The present review is intended to revisit the advances and debates in the comprehension of the mechanisms of subcritical crack propagation in silicate glasses almost a century after its initial developments. Glass has inspired the initial insights of Griffith into the origin of brittleness and the ensuing development of modern fracture mechanics. Yet, through the decades the real nature of the fundamental mechanisms of crack propagation in glass has escaped a clear comprehension which could… CONTINUE READING