Chemistry of Glasses / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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'The preface ... either serves for the explanation of the purpose of the book, or for justification and as an answer to critics'. Lermontov This book is based mainly on the lectures on the Chemistry of Glasses which I gave at the University of Sheffield to the final year honours and postgraduate students of Glass Technology and Materials Science. Most books reflect the interests and enthusiasm of their authors, and the present one is no exception. The chemistry of glass is a rapidly developing field because the frontiers of advanced chemistry and advanced physics are merging together and con sequently this book will soon require considerable amplification and modification. However, my experience in teaching the chemistry of glasses for more than a decade has shown me that there is much need for a good text-book on the subject. This book is therefore intended to be a stop-gap which, until it receives that new revision. may serve as a useful reference work for students and research workers alike. I gratefully acknowledge the influence on my thinking of many of those colleagues at Sheffield with whom I have been in contact during the past twenty years or so. In addition to these personal influences, other published works have had considerable influence in modifying my approach. especially Cotton and Wilkinson's Advanced inorganic Chemistry. Dr Peter James helped me in writing Chapter 2, and Professor Peter McMillan not only read the whole manuscript but also made a number of most helpful suggestions.
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 1990|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents1 Glass Formation.- 1.1 General Aspects.- 1.2 Glass Formers.- 1.3 Atomistic Hypotheses of Glass Formation.- 1.4 Kinetic Approach to Glass Formation.- 2 Phase Transformations in Glass.- 2.1 Crystallization.- 2.2 Liquid -Liquid Phase Separation.- 2.3 Glass-Ceramics.- 3 Physical Properties.- 3.1 Density of Glasses.- 3.2 Partial Molar Volume of Constituent Oxides in Glasses and Melts.- 3.3 Refractive Index of Glasses.- 3.4 Thermal Expansion of Glasses.- 3.5 Viscosity of Glasses.- 3.6 Surface Tension of Glasses.- 3.7 Electrical Properties of Glasses.- 4 Chemical Durability of Glass.- 4.1 Mechanism of Reactions of Glasses with Aqueous Solution.- 4.2 Factors Affecting Chemical Durability Measurements of a Glass.- 4.3 Effect of Glass Composition.- 4.4 Effect of pH of the Solution on Chemical Durability of SiO2 (quartz).- 4.5 Solubility of Silica in Aqueous Solutions.- 4.6 Glass Electrodes.- 5 Oxidation-Reduction Equilibrium in Glass.- 5.1 General.- 5.2 Activity Corrections.- 5.3 Oxidation -Reduction in Glass.- 5.4 Theory of Redox Reactions in Solutions.- 6 Acid-Base Concepts in Glass.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Acid-Base Relationships in Glasses.- 6.3 Oxygen Ion Activity.- 6.4 Transition Metal Ions as Acid-Base Indicators in Glass.- 6.5 Oxidation-Reduction Equilibrium in Glass.- 6.6 Filled Shell Ions with ns2 Configuration as an Acid-Base Indicator in Glass.- 6.7 Vanadylion as an Acid-Base Indicator in Glass.- 7 Coloured Glasses.- 7.1 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Classification of Transition Metals.- 7.2 Theories of Chemical Bonding in Transition Metal Complexes.- 7.3 Application of Bonding Theories in Interpreting d-d Absorption Spectra.- 7.4 Absorption Spectra of Transition Metal Ions.- 7.5 Charge-Transfer Bands.- 7.6 Anionic Substitution in Glass.- 7.7 Photosensitive Glasses.- 7.8 Copper Ruby Glasses.- 7.9 Measurement of Colour, Colour Diagram and Tristimulus Values.- 8 Polymetric Nature of Glass Melts.