By George Phillips
To Cera1l1ics by way of George C. Phillips V AN NOSTRAND REINHOLD ____ ny Copyright ('> 1991 by means of Van Nostrand Reinhold Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1 st variation 1991 Library of COnRreSS Catalog Card quantity 91.19587 ISBN.13: 978.94.011--6975.2 All rights eserve r d. No a part of this paintings coated by way of the copyright hereon might be rcproduccd or uscd in any shape or by way of any means-graphic. digital. or meehaniclli. together with photocopying. recording. taping. or details garage and retrieval systems-without written permission of the writer. synthetic within the usa released via Van Nostrand Reinhold one hundred fifteen 5th street big apple. ny 10003 Chapman and Ha ll 2-6 Boundary Row London. SEI SHN. England Thomas Nelson Australia 102 Dodds road South Melbourne 3205 Victoria. Australia Nelson Canada 1120 Birchmounl highway Scarborough. Ontario M IK 5G4. Canada sixteen 15 14 thirteen 12 II 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 Library or Congress Cataloging-in. e-book info Phillips. George C .. 1937- A concise inlrodu!;tion to ceramics/by George C. Phillips. p. cm. contains bibliographical referen!;es and index. ISBN-13: 978-94-011--6975-2 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-011--6973-8 001:10: 1007/978-94-011--6973-8 I. Cerami!;s. L Tille.
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The outstanding property of glass is its transparency. Although all of the single-crystal oxides are transparent, most ceramics are formed from sintering powders and are polycrystalline; and polycrystalline materials are opaque or translucent because light is scattered at the grain boundaries and is not transmitted through the material. Glass, on the other hand, is homogeneous, does not have grain boundaries, and thus is transparent. Silica is the basic ingredient for glass. Although it is the least expensive of all raw materials, other oxides such as sodium oxide (soda) and calcium oxide (lime) are added to the silica as fluxes to reduce the firing temperatures.
Basic process tools for plastic jiggering. rotating mold to form one surface, whereas the opposite surface is formed when a soft plastic mass rotates under a contour tool, as shown in Figure 4-8. This technique lends itself to producing round or oblong shaped objects such as dishes and hollow ware. 4 CASTING Slip casting uses a liquid vehicle, usually water, to transport the powders during forming. The slip, which is about the consistency of pancake batter, is poured into porous plaster of Paris molds to remove the water and thus allow compaction of the powders.