Stabilization of glass ceramic

Application Number: 00107050
Application Date: 2000.04.25
Publication Number: 1271695
Publication Date: 2000.11.01
Priority Information: 1999/4/26 US 60/131,013
International: C03C17/22;C03C17/30;C03C17/34;H04B10/02
Applicant(s) Name: Corning Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: R. A. Kruk;J. E. Webb
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: bai yihua
Abstract A method of stabilizing a glass-ceramic body, particularly an aluminosilicate body, for use as a telecommunications component in a humid atmosphere, comprises coating the body with an aqueous solution of an alkali metasilicate, with a solution of a silane that is strongly non-polar with respect to water, or with successive applications of the metasilicate and the silane.