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...
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Softening point
The softening point is the temperature at which a material softens beyond some arbitrary softness. It can be determined, for example, by the Vicat method (ASTM-D1525 or ISO 306), Heat Deflection Test ...
Devitrification
Devitrification is the process of crystallization in a formerly crystal-free (amorphous) glass. The term is derived from the Latin vitreus, meaning glassy and transparent.
Devitrification occurs i...
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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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
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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Stress intensity factor
The stress intensity factor, , is used in fracture mechanics to predict the stress state ("stress intensity") near the tip of a crack caused by a remote load or residual stresses. It is a theoretical...
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 ...
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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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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Rainflow-counting algorithm
The rainflow-counting algorithm (also known as the "rain-flow counting method") is used in the analysis of fatigue data in order to reduce a spectrum of varying stress into a set of simple stress reve...
Rainflow-counting algorithm - Wikipedia
Fragility
In glass physics, fragility characterizes how rapidly the dynamics of a material slow down as it is cooled toward the glass transition: materials with a higher fragility have a relatively narrow glass...
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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...
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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...
Supersonic fracture
Supersonic fractures are fractures where the fracture velocity moves faster than the speed of sound in the material. This phenomenon was first discovered by scientists from the Max Planck Institute fo...
Float glass
Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin, although lead and various low melting point alloys were used in the past. This method gives the s...
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