0271281-A2 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 3 patents.

A method for forming articles which include silica-containing glass bodies, as well as the resulting articles, are disclosed. In accordance with the method, silica-containing gel particles are fused to form a glass body. In contrast to previous such methods, these particles are formed by mechanically, substantially uniformly subdividing either a substantially cohesive gel body, or an ungelled or partially gelled sol capable of yielding a substantially cohesive gel body, to form substantially uniformly sized, wet gel particles. Significantly, only substantially cohesive gel bodies which are also substantially elastic are useful in the invention, i.e., mechanical subdivision of non-elastic gel bodies results in these bodies undergoing plastic flow to yield non-particulate, pasty masses.

Title
Method for fabricating articles which include high silica glass bodies and articles formed thereby.
Application Number
EP19870310629 19871203
Publication Number
0271281 (A2)
Application Date
December 3, 1987
Publication Date
June 15, 1988
Inventor
Pardenek Sandra A
Macchesney John Burnette
Johnson David Wilfred Jr
Fleming James William
Assignee
American Telephone & Telegraph
US
IPC
C03B 37/016
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C03B 19/00
C03B 37/016
C03B 37/012
C03B 20/00
C03B 19/12
C03B 19/00
C03B 08/02
G02B 06/00
C03B 37/016
C03B 37/012
C03B 20/00
C03B 19/12
C03B 19/10
C03B 19/01
C03B 08/02
G02B 06/00
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