A ""must-have"" for materials engineers, chemists, physicists, and geologists, this is one of the first ""coffee-table"" books in the field of glass science.
Containing over fifty beautiful micrographs, the book reflects 35 years of original research by a highly regarded authority in the field. It contains 50 slides culled from tens of thousands of images on glass crystal nucleation, growth, and crystallization. The images represent glass crystallization mechanisms, including internal, surface, homogeneous, heterogeneous, and eutectic, crystal nucleation and growth.
Introduction: 36 Years of Research and Discoveries about Glass Crystallization xi
Glass Myth Shattered (Science Now, May 16, 1998) xix
Letter from S. D. Stookey – The Inventor of Glass-ceramics xxii
Crystals in Glass – A Celebration of Science and Art 1
Internal Nucleation in Glasses 7
Surface Nucleation on Glasses 45
Viscous Sintering with Concurrent Crystallization 71
Eutectic Crystallization 79
Cracks and Bubbles in Glass-ceramics 93
Reviews of “Crystals in Glass: A Hidden Beauty” 105
About the Author 109