Surface engineering of soda-lime silicate glass has been performed by thermal poling and the correlation between the local structure and the mechanical properties of the field-induced modified surface has been investigated. Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy (GD-OES) demonstrates the structuring under a high electric field of a multi-layered material under the surface due to the migration of cations species. The nature of the atmosphere directly impacts on the charge compensation mechanisms involved and on the resulting mechanical properties.

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