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Crystals in Glass: A Hidden Beauty

E. D. Zanotto

ISBN: 978-1-118-52143-4 October 2013 136 Pages


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.

Foreword vii

Introduction: 36 Years of Research and Discoveries about Glass Crystallization xi

Glass Myth Shattered (Science Now, May 16, 1998) xix

Acknowledgments xxi

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