New e-book on GCs

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ICG's TC07 create a new reference volume

In 2014 at the ICG Annual Conference in Parma, CTC granted funds to TC07 to support travel costs of experts to join the 11th International Symposium on the Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids held in Nagaoka, Japan on October 11-15, 2015. The Conference chairs were Prof. T. Komatsu (Nagaoka University) and Dr. A. Sakamoto (NEG), both members of TC07. The deliverable was to publish jointly the results of this expert meeting and this has now been done. The results of this meeting have been published by Frontiers in the form of an e-book. Click here to access this publication which can be downloaded free of charge.

This E-book "Nucleation and Crystallization of Glasses and Glass-Ceramics" highlights historic perspectives and current research in the field of glass-ceramic technology. Glass-ceramic technology is promising to provide us with materials of high strength, high toughness, unique electrical/electronic or magnetic properties, exceptional optical or unusual thermal or chemical properties. The greater diversity of microstructure-property arrangements and processing routes over glasses and ceramics are responsible that glass-ceramics are the preferred choice of materials in many technical, consumer, optical, medical/dental, electrical/electronic, and architectural fields. This includes increasing uses of glass-ceramic materials for environment and energy applications in the last decades. The positive development of glass-ceramic technology has become true in particular due to the pioneering spirit, resourcefulness, and courage of researchers of the first generation. Extraordinary and, therefore, to be distinguished is the work of the glass-ceramic inventor S. Donald Stookey to whom this Research Topic is dedicated.
The authors, all experts in the field of glass-ceramics and based in industry, academia and governmental institutions, contributed to this E-book under the guidance of the Technical Committee 07 "Crystallization and Glass-Ceramics" of the International Commission on Glass (ICG).

Last Updated: 28/09/2017
Author: John Parker
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