This book provides a concise and inexpensive introduction for an undergraduate course in glass science and technology. The level of the book has deliberately been maintained at the introductory level to avoid confusion of the student by inclusion of more advanced material, and is unique in that its text is limited to the amount suitable for a one term course for students in materials science, ceramics or inorganic chemistry. The contents cover the fundamental topics of importance in glass science and technology, including glass formation, crystallization, phase separation and structure of glasses. Additional chapters discuss the most important properties of glasses, including discussion of physical, optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. A final chapter provides an introduction to a number of methods used to form technical glasses, including glass sheet, bottles, insulation fibre, optical fibres and other common commercial products. In addition, the book contains discussion of the effects of phase separation and crystallization on the properties of glasses, which is neglected in other texts. Although intended primarily as a textbook, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology will also be invaluable to the engineer or scientist who desires more knowledge regarding the formation, properties and production of glass.Reseña del editor:
Intended primarily as a textbook, this book will also be invaluable to the engineer or scientist who desires knowledge regarding the formation, properties and production of glass.
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Buchbeschreibung Royal Society Of Chemistry Jan 2005, 2005. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x157x16 mm. Neuware - An Introduction to Glass Science and Technology presents the fundamental topics in glass science and technology including glass formation, crystallisation and phase separation. A detailed discussion of glass structure models with emphasis on the oxygen balance model is also presented. Additional chapters discuss the most important properties of glasses, including physical, optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties, and new to this edition, water in glasses and melts. Glass technology is addressed in chapters dealing with the details of glass raw materials, melting and fining, and commercial glass production methods. This expanded second edition also includes new chapters on the compositions and properties of commercial glasses and thermal analysis of glasses and melts. Exercises are included at the end of the chapters. This introductory text is ideal for undergraduates in materials science, ceramics or inorganic chemistry. It will also be useful to the engineer or scientist seeking basic knowledge of the formation, properties and production of glass. TOC:Introduction.- Principles of Glass Formation.- Glass Melting.- Immiscibility/Phase Separation.- Structures of Glasses.- Viscosity of Glass Forming Melts.- Density and Thermal Expansion.- Transport Properties.- Mechanical Properties.- Optical Properties.- Water in Glasses and Melts.- Thermal Analysis of Glasses.- Glass Technology.- Compositions and Properties of Commercial Glasses.- Subject Index. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780854046393