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Chemistry of Glasses - A. Paul

Chemistry of Glasses

By: A. Paul

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1989
ISBN: 9780412278204
Number Of Pages: 368

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Continuing developments in glass science and technology have necessitated the revision of this successful work, which provides up-to-date coverage of the chemistry of glasses. A thorough treatment of the molecular structure and chemistry of the glassy state is presented in order that the relationsip between properties and function in glasses may be appreciated. For the new edition, two new chapters have been added; one dealing with the chemistry of glass batch reactions and the other with the sol-gel method of glass making. A further new section has been included on the strength of glasses. The formation and transformations of glasses are discussed, followed by chapters on physical properties, chemical durability, redox reactions and acid-base concepts. The author then shows how colour originates in glasses and finally considers the polymeric nature of glass-forming melts. This text should be useful as both a text and reference to all those studying glass whether as chemists, materials scientists, or glass scientists and technologists. This book should be of interest to senior undergraduates/graduates and professionals in materials science, glass technology and ceramics.

'I am delighted to have had the opportunity to review this book; it is a must for scholars in this field, and I would heartily recommend it to those who even have only a passing interest in the subject of chemistry of glasses.' Glass Technology (Review of previous edition); 'A contribution to the field of glass science that will be highly welcome by all members of this field. The book is authoritative, well written, and illustrated in a highly useful manner...This book will be regarded as an important addition to all glass and ceramic libraries throughout the world.' Choice (Review of previous edition); 'expositions are generally clear and succinct' - Journal of Materials Chemistry

Part 1 Glass formation: general aspects; glass formers; atomistic hypotheses of glass formation; kinetic approach to glass formation. Part 2 Phase transformation in glass: crystallization; liquid-liquid phase separation; glass ceramics. Part 3 Set-gel method, Dr I.Strawbridge: general chemistry; sol-gel processing; applications. Part 4 Physical properties: density of glasses; partial molar volume of constituent oxides in glasses and melts; refractive index of glasses; thermal expansion of glasses; viscosity of glasses; surface tension of glasses; electrical properties of glasses; strength of glasses, A.K.Varshneya. Part 5 Batch melting reaction, Pavel Hrma: experimental techniques; first, second, third stage of melting. Part 6 Chemical durability of glass; mechanism of reactions of glasses with aqueous solution; factors affecting chemical durability measurements of a glass; effects of glass composition; effect of ph of the solution on chemical durability of glass; solubility of silica in aqueous solution; glass electrodes. Part 7 Oxidation-reduction equilibrium in glass: activity corrections; oxidation-reduction in glass; theory of redox reactions in solutions. Part 8 Acid-based concepts in glass: acid-base relationships in glasses; oxygen ion activity; transition metal ions as acid-base indicators in glass; oxydation-reduction equilibrium in glass; filled shell ions with nsconfiguration as an acid-base indicator in glass; Vanadyl ion as an acid-base indicator in glass. Part 9 Coloured glasses: atomic structure and the periodic classification transition metals; theories of chemical bonding in transition metal complexes; application of bonding theories in interpreting d-d absorption spectra; absorption spectra of transition metal ions; charge-transfer bands; anionic substitution in glass; photosensitive glasses; copper ruby glasses; measurement of colour, colour diagram and tristimulous values. Part 10 Polymeric nature of glass melts.

ISBN: 9780412278204
ISBN-10: 0412278200
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th November 1989
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised