Thermal analysis of Micro, Nano- and Non-Crystalline Materials

Transformation, Crystallization, Kinetics and Thermodynamics

  • Jaroslav Šesták
  • Peter Šimon

Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Pavel Holba, Jaroslav Šesták, David Sedmidubský
    Pages 99-133
  3. Emília Illeková
    Pages 175-194
  4. Zdeněk Kožíšek, Pavel Demo, Alexey Sveshnikov
    Pages 195-208
  5. Peter Šimon, Oldřich Zmeškal, Jaroslav Šesták
    Pages 247-255
  6. Emília Illeková, Jaroslav Šesták
    Pages 257-289
  7. Jiří Málek, Jana Shánělová
    Pages 291-324
  8. Vladimir M. Fokin, Aluísio Alves Cabral, Raphael M. C. V. Reis, Edgar D. Zanotto
    Pages 325-350
  9. Julià Sempere, Rosa Nomen, Eduard Serra, Bernat Sempere
    Pages 351-369
  10. Isak Avramov, Christian Rüssel
    Pages 399-418
  11. Pavel Demo, Alexey Sveshnikov, Zdeněk Kožíšek
    Pages 419-428
  12. Jaroslav Šesták, Nobuyoshi Koga, Peter Šimon, Bronislav Foller, Pavel Roubíček, Nae-Lih N. Wu
    Pages 441-460
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 481-484

About this book


Thermal Analysis of Micro-, Nano- and Non-Crystalline Materials: Transformation, Crystallization, Kinetics and Thermodynamics complements and adds to volume 8 Glassy, Amorphous and Nano-Crystalline Materials by providing a coherent and authoritative overview of cutting-edge themes in the field of crystalline materials. In particular, the book focuses on reaction thermodynamics and kinetics applied to solid-state chemistry and thermal physics of various states of materials.


In this volume the fundamental and historical aspects of phenomenological kinetics and the equilibrium background of processes are detailed. Crystal defects, non-stoichiometry and nano-crystallinity, reduced glass-transition temperatures and glass-forming coefficients are covered.  The determination of the glass transition by DSC, the role of heat transfer and phase transition in DTA experiments, and the explanation of DTA/DSC methods used for the estimation of crystal nucleation are reviewed. Structural relaxation and viscosity behaviour in glass and associated relaxation kinetics are also examined, together with the influence of preliminary nucleation and coupled phenomenological kinetics nucleation on both the strongly curved surfaces and nano-particles. The book investigates crystallization of glassy and amorphous materials including oxides, chalcogenides and metals, non-parametric and fractal description of kinetics, disorder and dimensionality in nano-crystalline diamond. Moreover, it analyzes thermal analysis of waste glass batches, amorphous inorganic polysialates and bioactivity of hydroxyl groups as well as reaction kinetics and unconventional glass formability of oxide superconductors.


Written by an international array of distinguished academics, Thermal Analysis of Micro-, Nano- and Non-Crystalline Materials: Transformation, Crystallization, Kinetics and Thermodynamics is a valuable resource to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and researches working in the fields of applied material thermodynamics, thermal analysis, thermophysical measurements and calorimetry.


Amorphous Material Glassy Material Processes Kinetics Thermal Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaroslav Šesták
    • 1
  • Peter Šimon
    • 2
  1. 1., New Technologies - Research Centre in thUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2.Fac. Chemical & Food TechnologySlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Oil, Gas & Geosciences