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Laboratory scientific glassblowing : a practical training method / Paul Le Pinnet, SOG Ltd, UK.

Le Pinnet, Paul. (Author).



This book explains and demonstrates the methods involved in scientific glassblowing. It describes elementary to advanced glass manipulation together with technical information on its safe use and development in the laboratory. Edited by Paul Le Pinnet (MBE), a scientific glassblower with over 50 years' experience in the field, experts in glassblowing are brought together to explain their methods and approaches used to produce a variety of glassware. Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing is a unique project which updates and develops the traditional art of glassblowing and brings it into the 21st century. New skills and materials are introduced, including descriptions of working with fused silica, on laser profile cutting and on the creation of artistic glassware in a scientific setting. Written specifically as a hands-on reference work, this book can be used as a step-by-step practical guide for practitioners and scientists as well as students and apprentices interested in the field. --back cover

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781786341976 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1786341972 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781786342423 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1786342421 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 438 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2017]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Glass Technical Data -- 2.Basic Tools and Equipment for Scientific Glassblowing -- 3.Working Environment Regulations -- Workshop Layout -- 4.Safe Glass Handling -- 5.Hand Techniques -- 5.1.Cutting of Glass -- Tubing, Rod and Flat -- 5.2.Spear Points -- 5.3.Straight Joins -- 5.4.Unequal Joins -- 5.5.T Pieces -- 5.6.Y Pieces -- 5.7.90° Bends -- 5.8.U Bends -- 5.9.Button Seal -- 5.10.Supported Internal Seal -- 5.11.Items 1 -- 9 Repeated in Progressive Larger Diameters -- 5.12.Bulb Blowing -- 5.13.Spiral Winding -- 5.14.Liebig Condenser -- 5.15.Spiral Condenser -- 5.16.Capillary Joins -- 5.17.Repeat -- Alternative Techniques -- 5.18.Cones, Sockets, Spherical Joints, Screw Joints, Flat Flanges and Buttress Joints -- Their Application -- The Use of Mechanical Aids Such as Lathes, Cut-Off Machines, Linisher Belts Diamond and Carborundum Lapping Machines -- 5.19.Flange Making -- Dewar Seals, Sinters
Note continued: 5.20.Safe Working Pressures (Positive) -- Vacuum -- 5.21.Glass to Metal Seals, Recrystallised Alumina to Glass Seals Graded Seals -- 5.22.Various Techniques -- 6.Hand Torch Techniques -- 7.Vacuum Manifold -- Vacuum Measurement -- Schlenk Lines -- 8.Silvering of Glassware -- 9.Packed Columns -- 10.Round Bottomed Flasks -- Various Techniques for Attaching Side Arms -- 11.Standards of Competence -- 12.Drawing on Experience -- 12.1.The Manufacture of a Quartz UV High Temperature Coil Photoreactor -- 12.2.Laser Cutting Quartz Glass -- 12.3.Fit, Form and Function -- 12.4.Combining Artistic Glass Working Techniques within a Scientific Glassware Context -- 12.5.The Foster Cell -- 12.6.The Design and Construction of his Masterpiece -- 12.7.Variable Temperature Gas Inlet for Surface Science Ultra-High Vacuum Molecular Beam System -- 12.8.Former Apprentice of Seven Years.
Subject: Glass blowing and working.
Glass manufacture.
Glass craft.
Glass blowing and working.
Glass craft.
Glass manufacture.

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