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Related to leucite: nepheline, natrolite, analcime


A white or gray mineral of potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6.

leu·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Minerals) a grey or white mineral consisting of potassium aluminium silicate: a source of potash for fertilizers and of aluminium. Formula: KAlSi2O6
leucitic adj


(ˈlu saɪt)

a feldspathoid mineral, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6, found in potassium-rich igneous rocks.
[< German Leucit (1791) < Greek leuk(ós) white + German -it -ite1]
leu•cit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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Porcelain which is used for making dental prosthesis comprises glass matrix and leucite crystalline phase, the later consisting of various elements particularly Si (57-66%), Ba2+ (15-25%), Al3+ (7-15%), Na+(7-12%), K+(7-15%) and lithium ion (Li+)(0.
On the other hand Glass based ceramics like Leucite reinforced glass ceramic has gained popularity among dentists for the past 20 years due to its excellent esthetics.
Whereas phosphatic rocks are feedstock for both conventional and unconventional phosphate fertilizers, potassium silicates, such as feldspars, biotite, phlogopite, and muscovite, and rocks with feldspathoids, such as leucite, nepheline and clayrich sediments, especially illite, are the basis for alternative potassium fertilization (Straaten, 2010).
10] Furthermore, repeated firings may also produce changes in micro-crack density and partial decoupling of the leucite from the surrounding glass matrix, resulting in a lowering of the bulk thermal expansion of the porcelain.
Typical minerals found in lamproite rocks include forsterite, leucite, phlogopite, and iron-rich sanidine.
max CAD and the leucite glass- ceramic IPS Empress CAD.
Standards included diopside (Ca, Mg), fluorite (F), jadeite (Na, Al), leucite (K), magnetite (Fe), quartz (Si), RbCl (Rb), rhodonite (Mn), rutile (Ti), spinel (Cr) and tugtupite (Cl).
Resinous compounds' adhesion to ceramics with feldspar, leucite, and lithium disilicate has been well established.
Exposing materials to temperatures of 1200 [degrees]C led to the transformation of the K-A-S-H gel by structurally reorganizing and subsequently crystallizing leucite (KAlSi2O6)- and kalsilite (KAlSiO4)-type structures for each system under study (PS, RHA, SF).
Exports of Felspar, Nepheline, Nepheline Syenite, Leucite and Fluorspar has grew month on month basis by 348.
Through continual development, and in order to keep pace with changes in the equipment, the materials became even stronger, and other companies joined the ranks, such as Ivoclar Vivadent, which developed the ProCAD block (Ivoclar Vivadent Inc, Amherst, NY) that was composed of 40% infiltrated leucite glass.
This is not surprising since the PFM veneer that has leucite reinforcing crystals that improve fracture toughness.