Session 8: Crystallization of Glasses and Glass-Ceramics (ICG TC07)
Topics covered will include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: Fundamental approaches to nucleation and crystal growth (the interplay of theory, modelling and experiment); Experimental studies (compositional and processing influences); Advanced methods, techniques and characterization tools (in-situ, real time); Role of nucleation agents (halogens, rare-earth and transition-metal oxides, noble metals); Properties of glass-ceramics (thermal, mechanical, electrical, optical, chemical); Processing and glass crystallization phenomena (sintered glass-ceramics, composites, solders, seals, coatings, fibers, etc.); Microstructure/property relationships in glass-ceramics (strength, transparency, chemical resistance); Novel processing techniques (laser sintering, sol-gel, field-induced nucleation, etc.); Commercial and new glass-ceramic applications (appliances, armor, bio-medical, dental, optical, seals); Crystallization phenomena in related materials (metallic glasses, polymer glasses); and Crystallization phenomena specifically relevant to earth and planetary sciences, including crystal size distributions, interaction with bubble formation, and impact on eruptive processes.
Mark Davis, SCHOTT, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralf Müller, BAM, Germany, email@example.com