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April 21st, 2010

Video of the week: Linda Jones on high temperature oxidation and corrosion of ceramics and glass

Published on April 21st, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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ACerS Fellow Linda Jones is the Hewlett Professor of Engineering at Smith College. Through much of her career, Jones has focused on how materials behave when exposed to oxygen and other gases under conditions of high temperatures and high levels of vibrations, such as might be found on the leading-edge surfaces of the Space Shuttle. Jones, who is director of Smith’s Picker Engineering Program, explains how oxidation occurs and how ceramics can behave differently than glass. She also discusses how this area of work requires combining the insights from both thermodynamics and kinetics to develop corrosion- and oxidation-resistant materials.

6 minutes.


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One Response to Video of the week: Linda Jones on high temperature oxidation and corrosion of ceramics and glass

  1. Karl (Bud) Spear says:

    Linda – I thoroughly enjoyed “seeing you” and listening to what you had to say about the corrosion and oxidation of ceramics and glass. Your thinking is very rational, as it always is, and you have a balanced applied science approach to these complex problems. Nancy and I are in Boulder right now, where all three of our children are living, but will head to Nova Scotia soon and will be there until late October. Making beer and wine, lowering my golf handicap and teaching a laid-back version of tai chi and qi gong now occupy much of my time in Nova Scotia, but I still play around with optimizing the thermochemistry of systems important for radioactive waste disposal and glass systems in general. I’ve enjoyed following your career, and am really proud of you. Hopefully our paths will cross again some day. Karl

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