14D018 - Glass-ceramic

Course specification
Course titleGlass-ceramic
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalThe objectives of the course are: to introduce certain key aspects of glass -ceramic technology; To understand glass formation and principles of designing glass-ceramic formation; to provide knowledge to control crystallization of glass. During the course students are introduced to nucleation, crystal growth and thermodynamic basis and mechanisms for phase separation. Composition systems for glass-ceramics are presented during the course. The course includes discussion of the effects of composition, thermal treatment on the microstructure of glass-ceramic. The students are introduced to applications of glass-ceramics.
      The outcomeUpon successful completion of the course, students will have: a knowledge of the principles of glass and glass-ceramic formation and phase separation; ability to select composition and designing formation of glass-ceramics with controlled properties. The students gain knowledge on: the effects of composition; the effects of thermal treatment on the microstructure of glass-ceramic; applications of glass-ceramics.
      Contents of lecturesPrinciples of glass formation. Structural and kinetic theories of glass formation. Homogeneous nucleation. Heterogeneous nucleation. Examples for applying the nucleation theory in the development of glass-ceramics. Volume nucleation. Surface nucleation. Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagrams. Crystal growth. Phase separation. Composition systems for glass-ceramics. Microstructure control. Applications of glass-ceramics. ;
      Contents of exercises
      1. W. Holand, G. Beall, Glass-Ceramic Technology, Second Edition, Wiley & Sons inc. Publication, Hoboken, 2012. ;
      2. J. Shelby, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2008.
      3. J. Hlavač, The Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1983.
      4. D. Uhlmann, Glass: Science and Technology, Academic Press, New York, 1983.
      5. P. James, Nucleation in Glass-forming System, in Advance in Ceramics, Edited by J. Simons, The American Society, Ohio, 1981.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures and calculation examples.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination70