This authoritative book examines the various types of glass-ceramic materials, the methods of their development, and the countless applications for glass-ceramics. It looks at glass-ceramics as new materials with new properties and outlines the expanding regions for applying these amazing materials, specifically for biomedical purposes. Provides a fundamental explanation of the new generation of glass-ceramics in an easy-to-use format. A perfect resource for students, scientists, doctors, and engineers or anyone interested in natural or medical science and technology.
Table of Contents
Principles of Designing Glass-Ceramics. Advantages of Glass-Ceramic Formation. Factors of Design. Crystal Structures and Mineral Properties. Nucleation. Crystal Growth. Composition Systems for Glass-Ceramics. Alkaline and Alkaline-Earth Silicates. Aluminosilicates. Flourosilicates. Silicophosphates. Iron Silicates. Phosphates. Others Systems. Microstructure Control. Solid-State Reactions. Microstructure. Control of Key Properties. Methods and Measurements. Applications of Glass-Ceramics. Technical Applications. Consumer Applications. Optical Applications. Medical and Dental Glass-Ceramics. Electrical and Electronic Applications. Architectural Applications. Coatings and Solders.