Glass has a very long history spanning millennia and throughout the ages its unique combination of properties has made it one of the most useful class of materials known. This book covers an overview of a wide range of themes from within the general area of glass and glass-ceramic science and technology, from the ancient to the present to the foreseeable future, with each chapter covering a specific topic. It is aimed at scientific and technical staff working in the area of glass technology who wish to gain a greater appreciation of the diversity of materials and applications in this developing subject. It will also be of appeal to students in both the sciences and arts who have an interest in glass, and to a wider audience with a general interest in glass or environmental issues. A book of this nature cannot of course cover all aspects of glass science and technology in fine detail without running to several volumes. Consequently, some areas are covered in more detail than others, in line with the author’s extensive experience in those areas. The reader’s interest in any specific area may be followed up through the incorporation of a bibliography accompanying each chapter. The provision of a comprehensive bibliography makes the book a valuable reference source for all the major topics related to glass science and technology.
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Ian W. Donald has specialized in various areas of glass science and technology for over forty years. He worked on glass-ceramic matrix composites and infra-red transmitting glasses with the late Peter McMillan at Warwick University in the mid-1970s, metallic glasses with Hywel Davies at Sheffield University in the late 1970s, and a variety of glasses, glass-ceramics and glass-to-metal seals at the Atomic Weapons Establishment until his retirement in 2010. He has conducted research and development activities in the areas of chemically-strengthened glass, glass-ceramic matrix composites, glass-coated micro-wire, electrical components with glass- or glass-ceramic-to-metal seals, and glasses and ceramics for the immobilization of radioactive and hazardous wastes. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Member of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, and has been a member of both National and International Committees on Glass including the Technical Committee on Nucleation, Crystallization and Glass-Ceramics of the International Commission on Glass, and the Basic Science and Technology Committee of the Society of Glass Technology. He is also a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He was a Visiting Professor at Reading University from 2003 to 2006. He is the author or co-author of over 120 technical publications in the open literature and has written two technical books, Glass-to-Metal Seals, published by the Society of Glass Technology in 2007 and reissued in 2009, and Waste Immobilization in Glass and Ceramic Based Hosts: Radioactive, Hazardous and Toxic Wastes published by Wiley in 2010.
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Book Description Society of Glass Technology, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1.1 revised format edition. 448 pages. 11.00x8.50x1.06 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0900682787