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Session 2: Fundamentals and Applications of Glass-Crystallization



This session will focus on relevant issues regarding crystallization processes in glass-forming liquids, including the development and characterization of new glass-ceramics and specific applications of these materials.


Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical, simulation and experimental studies of nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids
  • The critical role of nucleating agents
  • Amorphous phase separation and its role in influencing crystallization
  • Structure/dynamics/property relationships in glass-ceramics, including consideration of nano-crystallized materials and properties
  • The multi-faceted influence of the residual glass component (e.g., stress effects, crack deflection or initiation, electrical conductivity, etc.)
  • Applications of glass-ceramics, including medical and dental applications
  • Crystallization phenomena relevant to earth and planetary sciences, including comparison of glass-ceramics to crystalline rocks in terms of mineralogy, microstructure, and properties


Session Organizers

  • Organizers: Edgar D. Zanotto, Federal University of São Carlos
  • Mark J. Davis, SCHOTT North America Inc.

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