The completely updated, Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, Third Edition is a comprehensive reference in the field of glass science and engineering, covering numerous significant advances in glass science since the publication of the Second Edition edition in 2006. The Third Edition edition has been updated with the most recent advances in glass physics and chemistry, as well as discussions of new ground-breaking applications of glassy materials. This work is suitable for upper level glass science courses, as well as for professional glass scientists and engineers at industrial and government labs, and includes a clear discussion of fundamental concepts, chapter-ending problem sets, an emphasis on key ideas, and timely notes on suggested readings. For professional scientists and engineers, the field of glass science cuts across a number of disciplines, including materials science and engineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, and geosciences, and Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses provides the breadth required of a comprehensive reference, offering comprehensive coverage of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses.
- Clearly develops fundamental concepts and the basics of glass science and glass chemistry
- Provides a comprehensive discussion of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses
- Features a discussion of the emerging applications of glass, including applications in energy, environment, pharmaceuticals and more
- Concludes chapters with problem sets and suggested readings to facilitate self-study
1. Introduction 2. Fundamentals of the Glassy State 3. Glass Formation Principles 4. Glass Microstructure: Phase Separation and Liquid Immiscibility 5. Glass Compositions and Structures 6. Composition-Structure-Property Relationship Principles 7. Density and Molar Volume 8. Elastic Properties and Microhardness of Glass 9. The Viscosity of Glass 10. Thermal Expansion of Glass 11. Heat Capacity of Glass 12. Thermal Conductivity and Acoustic Properties of Glass 13. Glass Transition Range Behavior 14. Permeation, Diffusion, and Ionic Conduction in Glass 15. Dielectric Properties 16. Electronic Conduction 17. Chemical Durability 18. Strength and Toughness 19. Optical Properties 20. Glass Surfaces 21. Modeling of Glass 22. Fundamentals of Inorganic Glass Making 23. Emerging Applications of Glass
Appendices 1. Elements of linear elasticity 2. SciGlass database (tentative) 3. Who wants to earn an "A"? (Expanded) 4. Units and conversions
Dr. Arun K. Varshneya is Professor Emeritus of Glass Science and Engineering at Alfred University. Prior to joining the faculty at Alfred's New York State College of Ceramics in 1982, he worked as a senior scientist for Ford and General Electric Lighting Business Group. Arun is currently president of Saxon Glass Technologies Inc. which specializes in strengthening glass for various industries. He is the invited author of the "Industrial Glass entry in Encyclopedia Britannica and has more than 160 technical publications covering a broad range of topics in glass. Arun is a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramics Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, and a recipient of the President's Award from the International Commission on Glass for lifetime achievements. Varshneya earned a B.Sc. from Agra University in India, a B.Sc. with Honors in glass technology from the University of Sheffield (U.K.), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
Mauro, John C.
Dr. John C. Mauro is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. John earned a B.S. in Glass Engineering Science (2001), B.A. in Computer Science (2001), and Ph.D. in Glass Science (2006), all from Alfred University. He joined Corning Incorporated in 1999 and served in multiple roles there, including Senior Research Manager of the Glass Research department. John is the inventor or co-inventor of several new glass compositions for Corning, including Corning Gorilla® Glass products. John joined the faculty at Penn State in 2017 and is currently a world-recognized expert in fundamental and applied glass science, statistical mechanics, computational and condensed matter physics, thermodynamics, and the topology of disordered networks. John is the author of over 220 peer-reviewed publications and is Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. John is winner of numerous international awards and is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.