Polymorphism of magnesium metasilicate and its role in the production of nonagevg steatite ceramics

V. I. Vereshchagin, V. N. Gurina

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As established by a DTA and high-temperature x-ray diffractometric study, the phase transition of high-temperature protoenstatite to clinoenstatite on cooling is related to the crystal size. Methods are proposed whereby it is possible to make thermally stable, nonaging steatite ceramics with the protoenstatite crystallized into extremely fine grains. In this way, nonaging steatite ceramics of improved service properties can be produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalGlass and Ceramics (English translation of Steklo i Keramika)
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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  • Ceramics and Composites

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