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Acid polishing of lead glass

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dc.contributor.author Ward, Jonathan A
dc.contributor.author Fowler, Andrew C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-07T11:23:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-07T11:23:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5204
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The polishing of cut lead glass crystal is effected through the dowsing of the glass in a mixture of two separate acids, which between them etch the surface and as a result cause it to be become smooth. In order to characterise the resultant polishing the rate of surface etching must be known, but when this involves multicomponent surface reactions it becomes unclear what this rate actually is. Methods: We develop a differential equation based discrete model to determine the effective etching rate by means of an atomic scale model of the etching process. Results: We calculate the etching rate numerically and provide an approximate asymptotic estimate. Conclusions: The natural extension of this work would be to develop a continuum advection-diffusion model. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SpringerOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Mathematics in Industry;1:1
dc.subject etching rate multi-component en_US
dc.subject crystal glass en_US
dc.subject mathematical model en_US
dc.subject ordinary differential equation en_US
dc.subject asymptotics en_US
dc.subject numerics en_US
dc.subject laplace transform en_US
dc.title Acid polishing of lead glass en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/2190-5983-1-1
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 06/MI/005 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/I1190 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 09/IN.1/I2645 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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