Sub-Tg viscoelastic behaviour of chalcogenide glasses, anomalous viscous flow and stress relaxation

Yann Gueguen, Jean Christophe Sangleboeuf, Vincent Keryvin, Tanguy Rouxel, Ellyn A. King, Eric Robin, Gaelle Delaizir, Bruno Bureau, Xiang Hua Zhang, Pierre Lucas

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Stress relaxation and viscous flow of GexSe1-x and TAS chalcogenide glasses were studied using the "bending method". Inadequacy of common models or functions to describe relaxation process of inorganic glasses were proved and the origin of an unexpected relaxation behaviour is discussed. Even if most part of the stress relaxes for short period (10 to 20 days), a significant part still remains (from 5 to 33%) after over one year. A linear viscoelastic behaviour has been demonstrated in the sense of an independence of the relaxation function to the stress level. However, the apparent viscosity seems to increase of almost one order of magnitude in only one month (from 5 1015 to 3 1016 Pa·s for TAS fibers) independently of strain or stress level, that is characteristic of glass structural changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-895
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1356
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008



  • Bending test
  • Chalcogenide glass
  • Fibers
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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