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Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture

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Richet, Pascal (Editor)


1. Edition May 2021
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A comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia to the fabrication, nature, properties, uses, and history of glass

The Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture has been designed to satisfy the needs and curiosity of a broad audience interested in the most varied aspects of material that is as old as the universe. As described in over 100 chapters and illustrated with 1100 figures, the practical importance of glass has increased over the ages since it was first man-made four millennia ago. The old-age glass vessels and window and stained glass now coexist with new high-tech products that include for example optical fibers, thin films, metallic, bioactive and hybrid organic-inorganic glasses, amorphous ices or all-solid-state batteries.

In the form of scholarly introductions, the Encyclopedia chapters have been written by 151 noted experts working in 23 countries. They present at a consistent level and in a self-consistent manner these industrial, technological, scientific, historical and cultural aspects. Addressing the most recent fundamental advances in glass science and technology, as well as rapidly developing topics such as extra-terrestrial or biogenic glasses, this important guide:
* Begins with industrial glassmaking
* Turns to glass structure and to physical, transport and chemical properties
* Deals with interactions with light, inorganic glass families and organically related glasses
* Considers a variety of environmental and energy issues
* And concludes with a long section on the history of glass as a material from Prehistory to modern glass science

The Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture has been written not only for glass scientists and engineers in academia and industry, but also for material scientists as well as for art and industry historians. It represents a must-have, comprehensive guide to the myriad aspects this truly outstanding state of matter.


General introduction, Pascal Richet, Reinhard Conradt and Akira Takada

I. Glassmaking


1.1. Glass production: an overview, Reinhard Conradt

1.2. Raw materials for glass making: Properties and constraints, Simonpietro Di Pierro

1.3. Fusion of glass, Reinhard Conradt

1.4. Primary fabrication of flat glass, Toru Kamihori

1.5. Fabrication of glass containers, Christian Roos

1.6. Continuous glass fibers for reinforcement, Hong Li and James C. Watson

1.7. Simulation in glass processes, Patrick J. Prescott and Bruno Purnode

II. Structure of glass


2.1. Basic concepts of network glass structure, Alex C. Hannon

2.2. Structural probes of glass, Grant S. Henderson

2.3. Microstructure analysis of glasses and glass ceramics, Christian Patzig and Thomas Höche

2.4. Short-range structure and order in oxide glasses, Jonathan F. Stebbins

2.5. The extended structure of glass, Neville G. Greaves

2.6. Structure of chemically complex silicate systems, Bjorn Mysen

2.7. Topological constraint theory of inorganic glasses, Prabhat K. Gupta

2.8. Atomistic simulations of glass structure and properties, Akira Takada

2.9. First-principles simulations of glass formers, Walter Kob and Simona Ispas

3. Physics of glass


3.1. Glass formation, Michael I. Ojovan

3.2. Thermodynamics of glasses, Jean-Luc Garden and Hervé Guillou

3.3. The glass transition and the entropy crisis, Purushottam D. Gujrati

3.4. Atomic vibrations in glasses, Bernard Hehlen and Benoît Rufflé

3.5. Density of amorphous oxides, Michael J. Toplis

3.6. Thermodynamic properties of oxide glasses and melts, Pascal Richet and Dominique de Ligny

3.7. Structural, shear and stress relaxation in glass-forming liquids, Ulrich Fotheringham

3.8. Hyperquenched glasses: relaxation and properties, Yuanzheng Yue

3.9. Polyamorphism and liquid-liquid phase transitions, Paul F. McMillan and Martin C. Wilding

3.10. Pressure-induced amorphization, Paul F. McMillan, Denis Machon and Martin C. Wilding

3.11. Mechanical properties of inorganic glasses, Russel J. Hand

3.12. Strengthening of oxide glasses, K. Stefan R. Karlsson and Lothar Wondraczek

3.13. Radiation effects in glass, Nadège Ollier, Sylvain Girard and Sylvain Peuget

3.14. Amorphous ices, Robert F. Tournier

4. Transport properties


4.1. Viscosity of glass-forming melts, Joachim Deubener

4.2. Ionic and electronic transport, Jean-Louis Souquet

4.3. Diffusion in oxide glass-forming systems, Huaiwei Ni and Nico De Koker

4.4. Chemical diffusion in multicomponent glass-forming systems, Mathieu Roskosz and Emmanuelle Gouillart

4.5. Thermal diffusivity and conductivity of glasses and melts, Anne Hofmeister and Alan Whittington

4.6. Atomistic simulations of transport properties, Junko Habasaki

5. Chemistry of glass


5.1. Chemical analyses and characterization of glass, Thomas Bach, Reiner Haus and Sebastian Prinz

5.2. Phase equilibria and phase diagrams in oxide systems, Ilya Veksler

5.3. Thermodynamic models of oxide melts, Giulio Ottonello

5.4. Nucleation, growth, and crystallization in inorganic glasses, Edgar D. Zanotto, Jürn W.P. Schmelzer and Vladimir Fokin

5.5. Solubility of volatiles, Bjorn Mysen

5.6. Redox thermodynamics and kinetics in silicate melts and glasses, Reid F. Cooper

5.7. Optical basicity: Theory and application, John A. Duffy

5.8. The glass electrode and electrode properties of glass, Anatolii A. Belyustin and Irina S. Ivanovskaya

5.9. Electrochemistry of oxide melts, Christian Rüssel

5.10. Glass-metal interactions, Carine Petitjean, Pierre-Jean Panteix, Christophe Rapin, Michel Vilasi, Éric Schmucker and Renaud Podor

5.11. Durability of commercial-type glasses, Marie-Hélène Chopinet, Hervé Montigaud, Patrice Lehuédé and Sylvie Abensour

5.12. Mechanisms of glass corrosion by aqueous solutions, Roland Hellmann

6. Glass and light


6.1. Optical glasses, Alix Clare

6.2. The color of glass, Georges Calas, Laurent Cormier and Laurence Galoisy

6.3. Photoluminescence in glasses, Lothar Wondraczek

6.4. Optical fibers, John Ballato

6.5. Fluoride and chalcogenide glasses for mid-infrared optics, Bruno Bureau and Jacques Lucas

6.6. Optoelectronics: Active chalcogenide glasses, Jong Heo and Kai Xu

6.7. Modification technologies of glass surfaces, Ilkay Sökmen, Sener Oktik and Klaus Bange

6.8. Thin-film technologies for glass surfaces, Sener Oktik, Ilkay Sökmen and Klaus Bange

6.9. Glass for lighting, Hiroki Yamazaki and Shigeru Yamamoto

6.10. Screens and displays, Kei Maeda

7. Inorganic glass families


7.1. Extraterrestrial glasses, Guy Libourel

7.2. Geological glasses, Cristina P. de Campos and Kai-Uwe Hess

7.3. Corrosion of natural glasses in seawater, Roland Hellmann

7.4. Metallurgical slags, Kenneth C. Mills

7.5. Water glass, Hans Roggendorf

7.6. Borosilicate glasses, Randall E. Youngman

7.7. Glass for pharmaceutical use, Daniele Zuccato and Emanuel Guadagnino

7.8. Oxynitride glasses, Stuart Hampshire and Michael J. Pomeroy

7.9. Phosphate glasses, Andrew James Parsons

7.10. Bulk metallic glasses, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin and Akihisa Inoue

7.11. Glass-ceramics, Monique Comte

8. Organically related glasses


8.1. Biogenic silica glasses, Jacques Livage and Pascal Jean Lopez

8.2. Sol-gel processes and products, Rui M. Almeida and M. Clara Gonçalves

8.3. Silica aerogels, Wim J. Malfait, Jannis Wernery, Shanyu Zhao, Samuel Brunner and Matthias M. Koebel

8.4. Bioactive glasses, Delia S. Brauer and Julian R. Jones

8.5. Dental glass-ceramics, Wolfram Höland and Marcel Schweiger

8.6. Relaxation processes in molecular liquids, Thomas Blochowicz, Ernst A. Rössler and Michael Vogel

8.7. Physics of polymer glasses, Jean-Pierre Cohen-Addad

8.8. Introduction to polymer chemistry, Oliver Weichold

8.9. Hybrid inorganic-organic polymers, Karl-Heinz Haas and Gerhard Schottner

9. Environmental and other issues


9.1. Structural glass in architecture, Freek Bos and Christian Louter

9.2. Tempered and laminated glazing for cars, René Gy.

9.3. Stone and glass wool, Yuanzheng Yue and Mette Solvang

9.4. Glass for solar-energy technologies, Joachim Deubener and Gundula Helsh

9.5. Sulfide glass electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries, Akitoshi Hayashi and Masahiro Tatsumisago

9.6. The world of the flat-glass industry; Key milestones, current status and future trends, Bernard J. Savaëte

9.7. Design and operation of glass furnaces, Christoph Jatzwauk

9.8. Physics and modeling of glass furnaces, Reinhard Conradt and Erik Muijsenberg

9.9. Glass cullet: Sources, uses and environmental benefits, Nicola Favaro and Stefano Ceola

9.10. Immobilization of domestic and industrial waste, Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler and Athanasius P. Bayuseno

9.11. Nuclear waste vitrification, Olivier Pinet, Étienne Vernaz, Christian Ladirat and Stéphane Gin

9.12. The International Commisssion on Glass (ICG), John M. Parker

10. History of glass


10.1. Obsidian in Prehistory, Robert H. Tykot

10.2. Ancient glass, Late Bronze Age, Andrew J. Shortland and Patrick Degryse

10.3. Roman glass, Ian C. Freestone

10.4. Glass and the philosophy of matter in Antiquity, Marco Beretta

10.5. Ancient glassworking, E. Marianne Stern

10.6. Glazes and enamels, Philippe Colomban

10.7. Venetian glass, Marco Verità

10.8. Stained glass windows, John M. Parker and David Martlew

10.9. Furnaces and glassmaking processes: From ancient tradition to modernity, Marie-Hélène Chopinet and Pascal Richet

10.10. Glass, the wonder maker of science, Pascal Richet

10.11. A history of glass science, Pascal Richet

10.12. Glass museums, Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk

11. Postface: A personal retrospective, C. Austen Angell

List of contributors

"...a rich compendium of information spanning a vast number of aspects of the use of glass as a material...Many readers will find the content--especially many of the diagrams--quite useful in their work or even as new, additional subject matter for lectures and presentations...The work is indeed encyclopedic in its topical coverage, making the volumes extremely important if not indispensable...the reader should explore the information in this wonderful set of books as needed, looking up unknown material as it arises in relevant chapters."

Dr. Mario Affatigato, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Applied Glass Science. Ceramics Bulletin, June 2021
Pascal Richet is a senior physicist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and has strong ties with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He is mainly interested in the physical and chemical properties of Earth's and industrial materials at high temperatures and pressures. He has also published The Physical Basis of Thermodynamics (Plenum, 2001), Silicate Glasses and Melts (Elsevier, 2nd ed. 2018, with B.O. Mysen), as well as books dealing with either popularization or history and philosophy of science, which include A Natural History of Time (The University of Chicago Press, 2007). Among other honors, he has received in 2006 the Morey award of the American Ceramic Society.