ISSN 1070-4272, Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2008, Vol. 81, No. 10, p. 1878. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © A.G. Morachevskii, 2008, published in Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, 2008, Vol. 81, No. 10, p. 1758. BOOK REVIEWS Ananichev, V.A., Ob”emnaya dilatometriya khal’kogenidnykh stekloobraznykh materialov (Volumetric Dilatometry of Chalcogenide Glassy Materials), St. Petersburg: Izd. Politekhnicheskogo Univ., 2007, 166 pp. DOI: 10.1134/S1070427208100364 The discovery of semiconducting glasses by the results of studying the vitrification of melts of chal- N.A. Goryunova and B.T. Kolomiets in the middle of cogenide and halogen–chalcogenide systems, obtained the XX century stimulated studies of the whole set of by volumetric dilatometry. When discussing the re- physicochemical properties of these materials. Anani- sults, the author proceeds from the fact that chalcogenide chev’s book summarizes and analyzes methods and re- glasses are inorganic polymers and that the trends in sults of studying the thermal expansion of chalcogenide variation of their properties in the glass transition glasses and their melts in a wide temperature range. range are satisfactorily described in terms of the fluc- tuation free volume theory. The book consists of an introduction, eight chap- ters, and an appendix. In the brief Introduction (pp. 6– In the Appendix (pp. 147–164), the author pre- 7), the author formulates the goal of the book and the sents tabulated data on the density of glasses and melts problems considered. Very short Chapter 1 (pp. 8–18) for nine chalcogenide systems containing arsenic. presents the general relationships determining the cu- The monograph is based on original experimental stud- bic expansion coefficient of solids and liquids and, ies performed by the author. V.A. Ananichev devel- in particular, of chalcogenide glass melts. Chapter 2 oped devices allowing chalcogenide systems to be (pp. 19–30) describes devices developed by V.A. Ana- studied in a wide temperature range with high reliabil- nichev and co-workers for studying the thermal expan- ity. These devices are intended for measuring the cubic sion of chalcogenide materials. Chapters 3 (pp. 31–72) expansion coefficients both for melts of chalcohenide and 4 (pp. 73–92) analyze experimental data on the ther- systems in the liquid and high-viscosity states and for mal expansion of glasses and melts in chalcogenide solid chalcogenide materials. They allow determina- and halogenide–chalcogenide systems. Chapter 5 tion of the crystallization parameters and density of (pp. 93–107) discusses, using specific examples, the fea- glasses. All these devices, protected by Inventor’s Cer- tures of isotherms expressing the composition depend- tificates, were developed on the basis of simple and ence of the molar volume. It is noted that the maximal available measuring devices. The book is well written, deviations from the additivity, suggesting the occur- it includes ample reference material. The lists of refer- rence of ordering, in the isotherms of the molar volume ences are given to each chapter separately. Anani- of melts and glasses correspond to the compositions of chev’s book is included in the series “Chemistry in the compounds formed in the chalcogenide system and Polytechnic University.” The book can be useful for known from the phase diagrams. Chapter 6 (pp. 108– a wide range of researchers dealing with physico- 122) concerns the stability of chalcogenide glasses chemical studies of both chalcogenide systems and other with respect to crystallization. The method of volu- objects. The presentation is very intelligible. The poly- metric dilatometry, developed by the author, is sensi- graphic quality of the book is very high. tive to crystallization and furnishes useful information. Chapters 7 (pp. 123–136) and 8 (pp. 137–146) report A. G. Morachevskii
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