Materials problem: Glass-Ceramics

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Literature Review: Glass-Ceramics problem for Materials

This “Ten Problems for Materials in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. research, 
  2. composites,
  3. metals,
  4. plastics,
  5. glass-ceramics,
  6. biomaterials,
  7. additive,
  8. nanomaterials,
  9. self-healing,
  10. informatics.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

5 Glass-Ceramics

THE PROBLEM — Glass-ceramics are noted for their unusual combination of properties and manifold commercialized products for consumer and specialized markets. The production of glass ceramic materials is a field of material technology that requires special manufacturing processes suited to their end-use requirements.

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CONCLUSIONS — Glass-ceramics are inorganic, non-metallic materials prepared by controlled crystallization of glasses via different processing methods. Control of crystallization is critical for technical glass science and engineering in areas ranging from commercial glass-ceramics production to nuclear waste vitrification. The characterization of aluminosilicate glasses is highly relevant in geosciences and for engineering applications such as reinforcement fibers or touchscreen covers. Foam glass-ceramics is used for thermal insulation of various engineering structures: foundations of buildings, roads and railways, pipelines. A sodium aluminosilicate glass batch was formulated using corncob ash and adding alumina and soda ash as supplementary sources of sodium oxide and alumina. In the case of glass ceramic powders for lithography based additive manufacturing, plastic flow during thermal processing might reduce the precision. A strategic place is assigned to transparent glass-ceramics, nanocomposite materials, which offer specific characteristics of capital importance in photonics. In the case of transparent ceramics and glass-ceramics, spark plasma sintering is a promising processing tool. Although glass-ceramics have not yet reached their actual potential in cancer therapy, the relevant research activity is significantly growing in this field. Alkali-free or low alkali-containing bioactive glass compositions can offer a set of well-balanced overall properties for the most demanding applications in healthcare, bone regeneration, and tissue engineering.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

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