Inorganic materials IV. Transparent ceramics and glass-ceramics


  • The author wishes to thank the GEC ALSTHOM Engineering Research Centre for permission to publish this article. For Part III see Adv. Mater. 2 (1990) 318.


Ceramic hotplates in the kitchen through which the heating rings canonlybe seen when they are hot, and covers for tungsten-halogen lamps are two applications of ceramic-based materials which transmit light in the visible and near infrared regions of the spectrum.