The Evolution of Al2O3 Content in Ancient Chinese Glasses
1 School of Textile and Materials Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034, China
2 Liaonong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Dalian, 116001, China
3 Department of Physics, Bradley University, PeoriaIL, IL 61625, USA
Based on the evidence from museums, collectors, the dug out of the grave, the evolution of Al2O3 content in Chinese glasses from Western Zhou to Qing dynasty was documented in this paper in detail. It was found that Al2O3 contents in ancient Chinese glasses were relatively higher than those of outside of China in the world. This is the character of the ancient Chinese glasses which is caused by not only the high Al contents in the raw materials but also by the Chinese people’s preference of the milky glasses similar to jade
Key words: Ancient Chinese glasses / evolution / Al2O3 content
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