Ceramic & Glass Analysis
Materials to beat the heat, time & weather
Ceramics and glass are inorganic, non-metallic materials. They create a unique, analytical challenge due to their various material structures: ordered crystalline or a more random non-crystalline (glassy) structure.
The simplest form of glass is the single component fused silica (SiO2); but it is costly and difficult to process. As a result, most glasses are made with a core component of SiO2, some form of soda as a flux, lime as a stabilizer, and other oxides that impart specific properties on the glass such as color and hardness.
Materials scientists manipulate these components to create glasses that are stronger, highly resistant to atmospheric conditions, more effective at controlling radiative heat flow, and capable of developing further applications. XPS, XRF and XRD are very useful techniques in this area of study.
See how we recommend analyzing ceramics and glass in various scenarios with these resources and product information.
|Technique||Asset Type||Asset Ttitle|
|XRF||Application Note||Small Spot XRF Analysis of Inclusions in Glass|
|XRF||Application Note||Analysis of Flat Glass Standard Samples by XRF|
|WDXRF||Application Note||Analysis of Oxides in Glass by XRF|
|XPS||Application Note||Characterization of Low-Emissivity Glass Coatings using XPS|
|Extrusion, Rheology||Application note||Testing the Flow Characteristics of Glass Fiber Reinforced TPU|
|Rheology||Application Note||Characterizing Powder Coatings in Oscillation|
|XRF||Application Note||Analysis of TFT Glass|
|Microanalysis||Webinar||Pathfinder Pinnacle for Ceramics Analysis|
|Microanalysis||Webinar||Analyzing Ceramic Materials with Pathfinder Alphine Software|
|Compounding & Extrusion, Rheology||Webinar||MIM/PIM Application: Laboratory Mixer, Compounding, Rheology|
|EDXRF||Application Note||Analysis of Glass with the ARL QUANT'X|