Glasses And Glass-ceramics by M.h. LewisGlasses And Glass-ceramics by M.h. Lewis

Glasses And Glass-ceramics

EditorM.h. Lewis

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The emergence of synthetic ceramics as a prominent class of materials with a unique combination of properties has been an important part of the materials-science scene over the past 20 years. These 'high-technology' ceramics have varied applications in areas utilizing their exceptional mechanical, thermal, optical, magnetic or electronic properties. A notable development of the 1970s was that of 'Si-based' ceramics (Si3N4' SiC and 'Sialons') as high-temperature engineering solids. More recently the zirconia-based ceramics have evolved as a class of material with significant improvements in fracture-toughness. In the 1980s we are on the threshold of development of ceramic-matrix composites with the promise of over­ coming major limitations in engineering design with 'brittle' ceramics and the development of novel properties unattainable with monolithic micro­ structures. Throughout this period there have been significant but less well-publicized developments in the field of glass-ceramics and glasses. It is the purpose of this publication to review selected topics within this important area of materials science. A key element in understanding the relation between properties and microstructure is a knowledge of atomic arrangement in ceramic phases. Recent developments in NMR and X-ray absorption spectroscopies have had considerable impact on studies of atomic co-ordination in glasses and crystalline ceramic materials and are reviewed in Chapters 1 and 2. Glass-ceramics are derived from the parent glasses by controlled crystal­ lization and have properties dictated, in part, by the efficiency of crystal nucleation within the glass volume.
Title:Glasses And Glass-ceramicsFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401068542

ISBN - 13:9789401068543

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Table of Contents

1 MAS NMR: a new spectroscopic technique for structure determination in glasses and ceramics.- 2 X-ray absorption studies of glass structure.- 3 Volume nucleation in silicate glasses.- 4 Oxynitride glasses and their glass-ceramic derivatives.- 5 Optical properties of halide glasses.- 6 Applications of microporous glasses.- 7 Glass-ceramics in substrate applications.- 8 Glass-ceramics for piezoelectric and pyroelectric devices.- 9 Interfacial electrochemical aspects of glass in solid state ion-selective electrodes.- 10 Fibre reinforced glasses and glass-ceramics.- Glass systems index.- Glass-ceramic phases and other compounds index.

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`Without exception the ten chapters are extremely well written, with information on the latest advances in the field and future potential in terms of further developments and applications.' Glass Technology `A valuable reference for those who wish to keep up with recent advances in selected topics.' Ceramic Abstracts `...the book seems...to have succeeded in providing an excellent introduction to glass as a material and its versatile practical applications mainly for the use of materials designers and engineers.' Indian Ceramic Society Transactions