Introduction to Glass Science

Proceedings of a Tutorial Symposium held at the State University of New York, College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, June 8–19, 1970

  • L. D. Pye
  • H. J. Stevens
  • W. C. LaCourse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. L. David Pye
    Pages 1-30
  3. Harold T. Smyth
    Pages 61-100
  4. Robert A. Condrate Sr.
    Pages 101-135
  5. Harrie J. Stevens
    Pages 197-235
  6. Daniel R. Stewart
    Pages 237-271
  7. E. Lowell Swarts
    Pages 273-327
  8. G. E. Blair
    Pages 329-341
  9. H. E. Hagy
    Pages 343-371
  10. Foster L. Harding
    Pages 391-431
  11. V. D. Fréchette
    Pages 433-450
  12. William C. LaCourse
    Pages 451-512
  13. D. R. Rossington
    Pages 513-543
  14. Vernon L. Burdick
    Pages 545-561
  15. A. R. Cooper
    Pages 563-581
  16. L. L. Hench, H. F. Schaake
    Pages 583-659
  17. Richard M. Rulon
    Pages 661-704
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 705-722

About these proceedings


Glass technologists are fascinated by glass; explora­ tion as well as application of glass is expanding and the influx of documentation is bewildering. There were about 200 papers on just semi conduction in glasses in 1970 and one has to scan about 200 papers a month to sense the pulse of glass science. Yet there are many in industry and education in science or engineering who require or wish to have coher­ ent, comprehensive and contemporary information on this exciting material "glass. " The Tutorial Symposium offered as an Introduction to Glass Science in Alfred represents an earnest attempt to ful­ fill this need. It has been designed to provide both broad and technical instruction for participants and readers who are not specialists. Glass is not only a material but a condition of matter: the vitreous state. The topic, there­ fore, is introduced by a careful consideration of the nature of glass, or the vitreous state. The universality of the vitreous state is now generally recognized: not just a few, but very many structures can be obtained without appreciable crystallization. There is no restricted family of struc­ tures characteristic of glass formation: as long as crys­ tallization is avoided, every liquid will solidify to a non­ crystalline sUbstance. Structural analysis in each case is now to be postulated and has become increasingly successful. The Alfred "Introduction to Glass Science" offers a repre­ sentative overview of methods and results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. D. Pye
    • 1
  • H. J. Stevens
    • 1
  • W. C. LaCourse
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Engineering/Science, State University of New York, College of CeramicsAlfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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