Glass … Current Issues

  • A. F. Wright
  • J. Dupuy

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Nucleation and Crystallization

  3. Amorphous Metals

  4. Sol-Gel Preparative Methods

    1. J. Zarzycki
      Pages 203-223
    2. Jack Wenzel
      Pages 224-231
    3. Shyama P. Mukherjee, Jean Phalippou
      Pages 232-253
    4. Vittorio Gottardi
      Pages 254-258
  5. Optical Applications of Glass

    1. Jacques Lucas
      Pages 307-316
    2. John R. Gannon
      Pages 317-317
    3. D. C. Tran, G. H. Sigel Jr.
      Pages 328-335
    4. J. Bletry
      Pages 351-361
    5. David L. Griscom
      Pages 362-372
  6. Electronic and Ionic Devices

    1. J. Livage
      Pages 419-429
    2. P. G. LeComber
      Pages 430-438
    3. D. Ravaine
      Pages 439-455
    4. C. T. Moynihan
      Pages 456-456
    5. Friedrich G. K. Baucke
      Pages 481-505
    6. Friedrich G. K. Baucke
      Pages 506-518
    7. Malcolm D. Ingram, A. J. Dianoux, P. H. Gaskell, P. G. Le Comber, S. W. Martin, C. T. Moynihan et al.
      Pages 519-523
  7. Composite Materials

About this book


Glass ••• Current Issues is the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife between the 2nd and 13th April 1984. The objectives of the School were twofold. Firstly to inform participants of actual and developing technolog­ ical applications of glassy materials in which fundamental science makes a strong contribution, and secondly to bring together scientists from the widely different backgrounds of glass science and technology to promote mutual understanding and collaboration. The amorphous state has for more than a decade now been a renaissance of scientific and technological activity extending beyond traditional glass technology research. Striking developments of amorphous materials have been made in fields such as metallurgy, electronics and telecommunications and even in disciplines until recently less concerned by materials science, such as colloid chemistry, medicine and agriculture. The physical and chemical properties brought into application here result from the interaction between the glass composition and its non-crystalline structure. One role of the basic research is to understand this interaction, which in time through development, helps to extend the range of properties and applications. In this meeting we hoped to sensitize participants to the vast range of applications of amorphous materials which exploit their unique properties, and thus broaden future investigation. The program was organised around seven topics, signposts of scientific and technological activity in the 1980'S: optical materials, amorphous metals, crystallisation phenomena, electronic and electrical devices, sol-gel preparative methods, composite materials and long-term applications.


Polymer ceramics composite material crystal diffraction glass-ceramic ion transport neutron scattering spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • A. F. Wright
    • 1
  • J. Dupuy
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute Max von Laue-Paul LangevinGrenoble CedexFrance
  2. 2.Département de Physique des MatériauxUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon IVilleurbanne CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8758-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5107-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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