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New glasses suitable for ultrasonically cured cements

Development of new glasses suitable for ultrasonically cured cements including strontium containing radio-opaque cements.

An understanding of the structure of fluorine containing glasses and its relationship to crystallisation.

An understanding of the chemistry of the acid washing process and an understanding of particle size distribution and improved methods of analysis.

More detail in published papers:
Islam P., Hill R. and Stamboulis A. Activation Energy For Crystal Growth in Stoichiometric CaAl2Si2O8 and Ca2Al2Si2O9 Glasses J.Mat Sci Letts 22 1287-89 (2003)

Stamboulis A., Hill R.G., and Law R.V. Characterisation of the Structure of Calcium Alumino-Silicate and Calcium Fluoro-Alumino-Silicate Glasses by Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MAS-NMR) J. Non Cryst. Solids 333, (2004) 101-107.

Stamboulis,A. Hill R.G., Law R.V. and Matsuya S.. A MAS NMR Study of the Crystallisation Process of Apatite-Mullite Glass-Ceramics Key Engineering Materials Bioceramics 16 254-6 (2004) 99-102.

Reported by

Imperial College
Dept of Materials Prince Consort Rd
SW7 2BP London
United Kingdom
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