Authors:D. Bishop, P. Thomas, A. Ray, and P. Šimon
Toughened glass panels used as a glazing material in multistorey buildings are known to fracture prematurely when they contain
nickel sulfide inclusions as a result of the α-β phase recrystallisation in nickel sulfide. The kinetics of this recrystallisation
were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. The recrystallisation
was observed to be a two-step process with an induction period followed by the phase change. A two-stage kinetic model was
used to estimate the recrystallisation time under ambient conditions. These values were found to correlate well with the observed
time to failure for glass panels installed in multistorey buildings.