Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127149707, 9780080571508

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses

1st Edition

Authors: Arun Varshneya
eBook ISBN: 9780080571508
Hardcover ISBN: 9780127149707
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st October 1993
Page Count: 570
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Although several fine volumes have been published on special topics in glass, Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses is the first book to provide the breadth required of a comprehensive undergraduate textbook. In a clear tutorial style, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses. Designed to serve as the primary text for "glass science" courses at the upper-undergraduate level, this book facilitates learning with a clear discussion of fundamental concepts, chapter-ending problem sets, an emphasis on key ideas, and timely notes on suggested readings. Professor Varshneya has filled a gap in the existing literature by providing a textbook that is uniquely comprehensive while striving always to help the student develop a clear understanding of the fundamentals underlying glass science.

Key Features

  • Clearly develops fundamental concepts
  • Provides comprehensive discussion of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses
  • Leads the reader through areas where a deeper understanding is needed
  • Presents necessary mathematics in a readable manner
  • Introduces numerous and interesting real-world examples that give the reader insight into application of the material covered in the text
  • Concludes chapters with problem sets and suggested readings to facilitate self-study


Junior- and senior-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students and professors in ceramics, materials science, engineering, and chemical engineering; technologists in industry

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of the Glassy State
Glass Formation Principles
Glass Microstructure: Phase Separation and Liquid Immiscibility
Glass Compositions and Structures
Composition-Structure-Property Relationship Principles
Density and Molar Volume
Elastic Properties and Microhardness of Glass
The Viscosity of Glass
Thermal Expansion of Glass
Heat Capacity of Glass
Thermal Conductivity and Heat Transfer in Glass
Glass Transition Range Behavior
Permeation, Diffusion and Ionic Conduction in Glass
Dielectric Properties
Electronic Conduction
Chemical Durability
Strength and Toughness
Optical Properties
Fundamentals of Inorganic Glassmaking
Appendix I: Elements of Linear Elasticity
Appendix II: Units and General Data Conversions


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About the Author

Arun Varshneya

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New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

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