Structural Chemistry Of Glasses

Hardcover | June 26, 2002

byK.j. RaoEditorK.j. Rao

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Structural Chemistry of Glasses provides detailed coverage of the subject for students and professionals involved in the physical chemistry aspects of glass research. Starting with the historical background and importance of glasses, it follows on with methods of preparation, structural and bonding theories, and criteria for glass formation including new approaches such as the constraint model.Glass transition is considered, as well as the wide range of theoretical approaches that are used to understand this phenomenon. The author provides a detailed discussion of Boson peaks, FSDP, Polymorphism, fragility, structural techniques, and theoretical modelling methods such as Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulation. The book covers ion and electron transport in glasses, mixed-alkali effect, fast ion conduction, power law and scaling behaviour, electron localization, charged defects, photo-structural effects, elastic properties, pressure-induced transitions, switching behaviour, colour, and optical properties of glasses. Special features of a variety of oxide, chalcogenide, halide, oxy-nitride and metallic gasses are discussed. With over 140 sections, this book captures most of the important and topical aspects of glass science, and will be useful for both newcomers to the subject and the experienced practitioner.

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Structural Chemistry of Glasses provides detailed coverage of the subject for students and professionals involved in the physical chemistry aspects of glass research. Starting with the historical background and importance of glasses, it follows on with methods of preparation, structural and bonding theories, and criteria for glass form...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:584 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 2002Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080439586

ISBN - 13:9780080439587

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Table of Contents

The world of inorganic glasses. The glassy state. The glass transition phenomenon. Structural techniques. Theoretical studies. D.C. conductivity. A.C. conductivity. Semiconducting glasses. Relaxation phenomena. Elastic properties and pressure effects. Optical properties. Oxide glasses. Chalcogenide glasses. Other glasses.

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Richard K. Brown

"Professor Rao has delivered a well-written treatise on the physical chemical aspects of inorganic glasses that should find its place on the shelves of researchers and students of these interesting materials"
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125