Control of nucleation in glass ceramics

  title={Control of nucleation in glass ceramics},
  author={Wolfram H{\"o}land and Volker Dr. Rheinberger and Marcel Schweiger},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={575 - 589}
  • W. Höland, V. Rheinberger, M. Schweiger
  • Published 15 March 2003
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Glass ceramics are advanced materials composed of one or more glass and crystal phases. By developing base glasses with appropriate compositions and by controlling crystal nucleation and growth in these glasses, glass ceramics with tailor–made properties can be fabricated. The key to developing this type of material is control of the nucleation processes. Both volume and surface nucleation can be exploited. Heterogeneous volume nucleation has been used to develop glass ceramics showing minimal… 

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