By E. D. Zanotto

A "must-have" for fabrics engineers, chemists, physicists, and geologists, this can be one of many first "coffee-table" books within the box of glass science.

Containing over fifty appealing micrographs, the e-book displays 35 years of unique study by way of a very hot authority within the box. It comprises 50 slides culled from tens of hundreds of thousands of pictures on glass crystal nucleation, development, and crystallization. the photographs symbolize glass crystallization mechanisms, together with inner, floor, homogeneous, heterogeneous, and eutectic, crystal nucleation and growth.

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And The American Ceramic Society. Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2SiO2 glass is one of the few that shows internal nucleation without the aid of nucleating agents and is considered the “Drosophila” of glass crystallization studies. After a single heat treatment above Tg, a size distribution of crystal sizes results due to simultaneous nucleation and growth. The two similar micrographs on the left-hand side—taken by different researchers using different glass melts at widely different times—show the great reproducibility afforded by such type of studies.

Edgar D. Zanotto. ©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and The American Ceramic Society. Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2SiO2 glass is one of the few that shows internal nucleation without the aid of nucleating agents and is considered the “Drosophila” of glass crystallization studies. After a single heat treatment above Tg, a size distribution of crystal sizes results due to simultaneous nucleation and growth. The two similar micrographs on the left-hand side—taken by different researchers using different glass melts at widely different times—show the great reproducibility afforded by such type of studies.

This crystal phase is the basis of several commercial glass-ceramics. Optical microscopy, polarized transmitted light. Sheffield University (UK) and LaMaV (UFSCar) Upper: Ed Zanotto (1980); Lower: Vlad Fokin (1998) Zanotto ED and James PF. Experimental tests of the classical nucleation theory for glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 1985; 74(2–3):373–394. 1016/00223093(85)90080-8. Fokin VM, Zanotto ED, Yuritsyn NS and Schmelzer JWP. Homogeneous crystal nucleation in silicate glasses: A 40 years perspective.

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