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 Title|
|Compounding & Extrusion, Rheology||Webinar||MIM/PIM Application: Laboratory Mixer, Compounding, Rheology|
|EDXRF||Application Note||Analysis of Glass with the ARL QUANT'X|
|Extrusion, Rheology||Application note||Testing the Flow Characteristics of Glass Fiber Reinforced TPU|
|Microanalysis||Webinar||Pathfinder Pinnacle for Ceramics Analysis|
|Microanalysis||Webinar||Analyzing Ceramic Materials with Pathfinder Alphine Software|
|Rheology||Application Note||Characterizing Powder Coatings in Oscillation|
|WDXRF||Application Note||Analysis of Oxides in Glass by XRF|
|WDXRF||Application Note||Total Oxide X-ray Analysis with ARL 9900 Sim-Seq XRF Spectrometer|
|XPS||Application Note||Characterization of Low-Emissivity Glass Coatings using XPS|
|XRD||Application Note||Amorphous Content in Quartz for Pharma Applications|
|XRD||Application Note||Quantitative Phase Analysis of Mining Products for Ceramic Industry|
|XRF||Application Note||Analysis of TFT Glass|
|XRF||Application Note||Small Spot XRF Analysis of Inclusions in Glass|
|XRF||Application Note||Analysis of Flat Glass Standard Samples by XRF|