stishovite Archives | The American Ceramic Society


Silica’s secret—Newly identified phases show amorphous states absent at high pressure

By April Gocha / March 25, 2015

A team from the Carnegie Institute for Science recently discovered five rare forms of silica that form under extreme pressures at room temperature.

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Hanging tough: Rare ceramic goes amorphous for strength

By April Gocha / November 5, 2014

New research into a rare form of silica, stishovite, shows that the metastable material gets tough by a unique mechanism—transitioning from a crystalline to amorphous structure.

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