Crystallization behavior of sol-gel derived glasses

B. J.J. Zelinski, B. D. Fabes, D. R. Uhlmann

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The synthesis of cordierite and anorthite by an all-alkoxide route has been demonstrated. Amorphous gel-derived anorthite powders are shown to exhibit crystallization behavior similar to that of melt-derived glasses. Crystallization of amorphous gel-derived cordierite powders takes place by the formation of a transient, metastable stuffed β-quartz phase, which converts to cordierite at higher temperatures - similar to the sequence of phase development in melt-derived glasses which are close to cordierite in composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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