Glass physics
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
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Jack Storms Glass Sculptures
These glass sculptures are hypnotizing. Courtesy: Jack Storms and www.jackstorms.com
Cracking The Problem Of River Growth
MIT researchers find that a similar principle predicts the growth of fractures and rivers. A general mathematical theory that predicts how cracks spread through materials like glass and ice can also p...
Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable
Scientists in Japan say they’ve fashioned glass that’s almost as strong as steel. The ability to make super strong glass could lead to a whole new generation of windows in buildings and vehicles, but ...
New Glass Manufacturing Technique Could Enable Design Of Hybrid Glasses And Revolutionise Gas Storage
The work revolves around a family of compounds called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are cage-like structures consisting of metal ions, linked by organic bonds. Their porous properties have le...
Glass production
Glass production involves two main methods – the float glass process which produces sheet glass, and glassblowing which produces bottles and other containers.
Broadly, modern glass container facto...
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Structure of liquids and glasses
The structure of liquids, glasses and other amorphous solids is characterized by the absence of long-range order which defines crystalline materials. Liquids and amorphous solids do, however, possess ...
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Glass transition
The glass–liquid transition (or glass transition for short) is the reversible transition in amorphous materials (or in amorphous regions within semicrystalline materials) from a hard and relatively br...
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Glass coloring and color marking
Glass coloring and color marking may be obtained by 1) addition of coloring ions, by 2) precipitation of nanometer sized colloides (so-called striking glasses such as "gold ruby" or red "selenium ruby...
Glass coloring and color marking - Wikipedia
Cracking The Problem Of River Growth
MIT researchers find that a similar principle predicts the growth of fractures and rivers. A general mathematical theory that predicts how cracks spread through materials like glass and ice can also p...
Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable
Scientists in Japan say they’ve fashioned glass that’s almost as strong as steel. The ability to make super strong glass could lead to a whole new generation of windows in buildings and vehicles, but ...
Rigidity theory (physics)
Rigidity theory, or topological constraints theory, is a tool for predicting properties of glasses based on their composition. It was introduced by Phillips in 1979 and refined by Thorpe in 1983. Insp...
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Paris' law
Paris' law (also known as the Paris-Erdogan law) relates the stress intensity factor range to sub-critical crack growth under a fatigue stress regime. As such, it is the most popular fatigue crack gro...
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Tooth Interior Fatigue Fracture
Tooth interior fatigue fracture, (TIFF), is a type of gear failure. The failure is characterised by a fracture at approximately mid-height on the tooth of the gear. This distinguishes it from a toot...
Tooth Interior Fatigue Fracture - Wikipedia
Toughened glass
Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into...
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Ernst Abbe
Ernst Karl Abbe (January 23, 1840 – January 14, 1905) was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he laid the foundation of ...
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Refractive index
In optics the refractive index or index of refraction n of an optical medium is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium. It is defined a...
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Glazing
Glaze or glazing may refer to:
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Stress corrosion cracking
Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is the growth of crack formation in a corrosive environment. It can lead to unexpected sudden failure of normally ductile metals subjected to a tensile stress, especial...
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Bone fracture
A bone fracture (sometimes abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone. A bone fracture can be the result of high force impact or s...
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Fracture toughening mechanisms
In materials science, fracture toughness is a property which describes the ability of a material containing a crack to resist fracture, and is one of the most important properties of any material for ...
Compact tension specimen
A compact tension specimen is a notched sample and is a standard specimen in accordance with ASTM and ISO standards. The purpose of using a notched sample is to create a fatigue crack by cycling the...
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Liquidus
The liquidus temperature, TL or Tliq specifies the temperature above which a material is completely liquid, and the maximum temperature at which crystals can co-exist with the melt in thermodynamic eq...
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Tanada effect
The Tanada effect refers to the adhesion of root tips to glass surfaces. It is believed to involve electric potentials. It is named for the scientist who first described the effect, Takuma Tanada.The ...
Negative index metamaterials
Negative index metamaterial or negative index material (NIM) is a metamaterial where the refractive index for an electromagnetic wave can be determined and has a negative value over some frequency ran...
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Calculation of glass properties
The calculation of glass properties (glass modeling) is used to predict glass properties of interest or glass behavior under certain conditions (e.g., during production) without experimental investiga...
Calculation of glass properties - Wikipedia
Spontaneous glass breakage
Spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. The most common causes are:
While glass is being moved and in...
Focal mechanism
The focal mechanism of an earthquake describes the deformation in the source region that generates the seismic waves. In the case of a fault-related event it refers to the orientation of the fault pla...
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Supercooling
Supercooling, also known as undercooling, is the process of lowering the temperature of a liquid or a gas below its freezing point without it becoming a solid.
A liquid crossing its standard freez...
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Structural Fracture Mechanics
Structural Fracture Mechanics is the field of structural engineering concerned with the study of load-carrying structures that includes one or several failed or damaged components. It uses methods of ...
Structural Fracture Mechanics - Wikipedia