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B 270® - Superwite

Colorless clear crown glass from SCHOTT

Special Properties

  • High transmittance in the visible wavelength range
  • Crystal clear and colorless appearance
  • High-purity glass composition
  • High stability against solarization effects
  • Very low visible aging when exposed to sunlight
  • Fire-polished glass surfaces

Typical Applications

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Window made of SCHOTT B 270 SuperwiteB 270® - Superwite is a universal, economically priced quality glass with high transparency for visible and near-infrared light. The SCHOTT glass has a colorless crystal-clear appearance and is very stable to the solarization effects that usually occur when a material continuously is exposed to the sun or UV-light. When other glass materials begin to change their color, B 270® stays white and clear. B 270® is available as drawn glass, fire-polished sheet glass, or in the form of unpolished, raw glass ingots. B 270® as sheet-glass exists at many standard thicknesses. For applications where surface quality and waviness not crucial, it can be used without further treatment. However, to meet the requirements of more demanding optical applications, B 270® sheet glass materials should be mechanically ground and optically polished. Grinding and polishing make it possible to use B 270® for more demanding optics while keeping costs low.

In addition to B 270®, the new B 270® i is now available. The improved glass composition offers better chemical resistance, which primarily allows using the material for selected applications in biotechnology. All other physical properties remain the same.

To get a quote for windows or substrates made of SCHOTT B 270® Superwite glass with specific dimensions, please choose a thickness from the table in the specifications or click the button below.

 

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Specifications

Transmission spectrum B 270 transmittance curve
Transmission curve of B270®

UV-Transmittance at 1,15 mm

B 270 UV-transmittance curve
UV-Transmission of B270®


Standard Thicknesses

(Please click on a glass thickness to request a quote)

Thickness (mm)

Tolerance

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0,90 ±0,10 -
1,00 ±0,10
1,15 ±0,15
1,65 ±0,15
2,00 ±0,20
3,00 ±0,20 -
4,00 ±0,20
5,00 ±0,20 -
6,00 ±0,30 -
8,00 ±0,30 -
10,00 ±0,40 -
The thicknesses marked with "" are also available within 48–h Express Service.
Occasionally other B270 Superwite strengths are available. If you cannot find the desired thickness here, please send us your inquiry.

Optical Properties

  • Abbe numbers:
    • ve = 58,3 +/-0,6
    • vd = 58,5

Refractive Index (20 °C)

Description

Wavelength (nm)

Refractive Index

ng
436
1,5341
nF'
480
1,5297
nF
486
1,5292
ne
546
1,5251
nd
587,5
1,5230
nD
589,3
1,5229
nC'
644
1,5207
nC
656
1,5203

Mechanical Properties

  • Density: 2,55 g/cm3
  • Young's modulus E: 71,5 kN/mm2
  • Poisson's ratio μ: 0,219
  • Torsion modulus G: 29,3 kN/mm2
  • Knoop hardness HK100: 542

Thermal Properties

  • Coefficient of mean linear thermal expansion
    (static measurement):
    • 9,4 x 10-6/K (20-300°C)
    • 9,0 x 10-6/K (20-200°C)
    • 8,2 x 10-6/K (20-100°C)
  • Viscosities:
    • Working Point (104 dPa): 1033°C
    • Softening Point (107,6 dPa): 724°C
    • Annealing Point (1013 dPa): 541°C
    • Strain Point (1014,5 dPa): 511°C
  • Transformation temperature Tg: 533°C
  • Heat conductivity (W/(m x K):
    • 0,92 (24,5°C)
    • 1,01 (89°C)
    • 1,08 (127°C)
    • 1,15 (167°C)

Chemical Properties

(not valid for B270® i-type)
  • Hydrolytic resistance according to DIN ISO 719:
    • Hydrolytic Class HGB 3
    • Equivalent of alkali (Na2O) per g of glass grains:
      170 μg/g
  • Acid resistance according to DIN 12 116:
    • Acid Class 2
    • Half surface weight loss after 6 h:
      1,4 mg/dm2
  • Alkali resistance according to DIN ISO 695:
    • Alkali Class A2
    • Surface weight loss after 3 h:
      140 mg/dm2

Electrical Properties

  • Dielectric constant εr: 7,0 (1 MHz)
  • Dielectric Loss tangent (tan δ): 30 x 10-4 (1 MHz)
  • Specific DC-Volume Resistivity ρD (Ω x cm):
    • 109 (250°C)
    • 1,6 x 107 (350°C)
    • 2,0 x 106 (400°C)
  • Temperature Tk 100: 301°C
    (for volume resistivity of 10Ω x cm)
All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications".

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