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Nano-Glass Ceramics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323353861, 9780323354325

Nano-Glass Ceramics

1st Edition

Processing, Properties and Applications

Author: Vahak Marghussian
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323353861
eBook ISBN: 9780323354325
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 6th January 2015
Page Count: 292
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Glass Crystallization
    • 1.1 Nucleation in Glass
    • 1.2 Crystal Growth in Glass
    • 1.3 Alternative Mechanisms of Glass Crystallization at Low Temperatures
    • 1.4 Overall Glass Crystallization Kinetics
    • 1.5 Concluding Remarks
  • 2. Optical Properties of Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 2.1 Theoretical Background of Transparency
    • 2.2 Application of Optical Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 2.3 Concluding Remarks
  • 3. Ferroelectric and Electro-Optical Properties of Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 3.1 Theoretical Background
    • 3.2 Structure, Properties, and Application of Ferroelectric Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 3.3 Concluding Remarks
  • 4. Magnetic Properties of Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 4.1 Theoretical Background and Definitions
    • 4.2 Application of Soft Magnetic Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 4.3 Application of Hard Magnetic Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 4.4 Concluding Remarks
  • 5. Biomedical Applications of Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 5.1 Definitions
    • 5.2 Applications
    • 5.3 Concluding Remarks
  • 6. Other Applications of Nano-Glass Ceramics
    • 6.1 Nanoporous Glass Ceramics
    • 6.2 Tough Nano-Glass Ceramics for Magnetic Memory Disk Substrates
    • 6.3 Nano-Glass-Ceramic Coatings and Sealants
    • 6.4 Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Index


Nano-Glass Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of synthesis and processing methods, properties and applications of the most important types of nano-glass ceramics, from a unique material science perspective. Emphasis is placed on the experimental and practical aspects of the subject while covering the theoretical and practical aspects and presenting, numerous examples and details of experimental methods. In the discussing the many varied applications of nano-glass ceramics, consideration is given to both, the fields of applications in which the materials are firmly established and the fields where great promise exists for their future exploitation. The methods of investigation adopted by researchers in the various stages of synthesis, nucleation, processing and characterization of glass ceramics are discussed with a focus on the more novel methods and the state of the art in developing nanostructured glass ceramics.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of nanostructured glass ceramics with a materials science approach. The first book of this kind
  • Applications-oriented approach, covering current and future applications in numerous fields such as Biomedicine and Electronics
  • Explains the correlations between synthesis parameters, properties and applications guiding R&D researchers and engineers to choose the right material and increase cost-effectiveness


scientists and postgraduate students of materials science and engineering and ceramics engineering courses; engineers and scientists doing research, development and production in nanoscience and nanofabrication


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About the Author

Vahak Marghussian

Prof. Marghussian has 30 years’ experience in teaching and researching in the field of glass and glass ceramics. He is the author/co-author of more than 50 research papers on the crystallization of glasses and fabrication of glass ceramics (including nano-glass ceramics) published in international journals (H-Index: 10). These papers cover all essential aspects and applications of glass ceramics (optical, dielectric, magnetic, biomedical, structural, coatings, etc.). Beyond this, Prof. Marghussian is author and co-author ‎of 3 books in Persian – one of them on glass structure and properties (including one chapter on glass ceramics) – and he has been Editor-in-Chief of two journals on ceramic science and technology. His research fields also include biomedical application of ceramics. Prof. Marghussian presented at numerous conferences, he has been Director of several national research projects on glass and glass ceramics and supervised more than 50 postgraduate research projects, mainly on glass and especially glass ceramics and nano-glass ceramics.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran, Iran