What is the 'glaze triangle'?

Unit 2 Topic 1
The Glaze Triangle
The glaze triangle is a convenient schematic model which describes how molecules link in glass structures.
During the firing process raw materials break down into molecules of different oxides which then link together into glass structures.

These structures could be conveniently thought of as linked triangles with one of the main constituents at each corner (flux, stabiliser, glass-former).

In a glaze melt some oxides may not be dissolved and may be left outside of these structures.

The glass triangle could be thought of as a unit of glass.

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