Low Thermal Expansion Glass Ceramics

  • Hans Bach

Part of the Schott Series on Glass and Glass Ceramics book series (SCHOTT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Wolfgang Pannhorst
    Pages 1-12
  3. Gerd Müller, Wolfgang Pannhorst, Ulrich Schiffner
    Pages 13-49
  4. Manfred Borens, Roland Dudek, Werner Kiefer, Klaus Kristen, Roland Leroux, Peter Naß et al.
    Pages 51-106
  5. Reiner Haug, Wilfried Heimerl, Rüdiger Hentschel, Hartmut Höness, Alfred Jacobsen, Konrad Knapp et al.
    Pages 107-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-223

About this book


This book is one of a series reporting on international research and development activities conducted by the Schott group of companies. With the series, Schott aims to provide an overview of its activities for scientists, engineers, and managers from all branches of industry worldwide where glasses and glass ceramics are of interest. Each volume begins with a chapter providing a general idea of the current problems, results, and trends relating to the subjects treated. This volume describes the fundamental principles, the manufacturing process, and applications of low thermal expansion glass ceramics. The composition, structure, and stability of polycrystalline materials having a low thermal expansion are described, and it is shown how low thermal expansion glass ceramics can be manufactured from appropriately chosen glass compositions. Examples illustrate the formation of this type of glass ceramic by utilizing normal production processes together with controlled crystallization. Thus glass ceramics with thermal coefficients of expansion of less than 0.3 x 10(-6)K(-1) can be obtained. Even for the mass production of high-quality cooktop panels (Ceran (R)), oven windows, and other household appliances a high reproducibility of the properties is achieved. Special glass ceramics (Zerodur (R)) for technological and scientific applications such as high-precision optics or large astronomical mirrors are equally discussed.


Glass Ceramics ceramics development glass manufacturing production temperature-resistant glass ceramics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Bach
    • 1
  1. 1.Schott GlaswerkeMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03085-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03083-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7907
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