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