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Controlled growth of crystalline silicate fibres

Naturevolume 256pages401402 (1975) | Download Citation

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DURING studies of the crystallisation kinetics of aluminosilicate glasses of approximately metasilicate composition, surface nucleated crystals have been observed to grow in a fibrous habit1. This has been attributed to the presence of β-CaSiO3, the low-temperature polymorph of calcium metasilicate, the mineral equivalent of which, wollastonite, occurs naturally in a similar form.

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    Williamson, J., Tipple, A. J., and Rogers, P. S., J. Iron Steel Inst., 206, 899–903 (1968).

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  1. Nuffield Research Group, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Imperial College, London, SW7 2BP, UK

    • A. MARIES
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