February 23rd, 2018 | by April Gocha
The materials science center at Trinity College Dublin, called AMBER, recently teamed up with tech company Kastus to develop an antimicrobial coating that can be applied to ceramic tiles, glass doors, smartphone screens, door handles, and much more.
February 21st, 2018 | by April Gocha
As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.
February 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
ACerS Board of Directors recently elected prominent glass scientist Oleg Mazurin as an Honorary Member of ACerS. Mazurin's contributions to glass science include hundreds of journal publications, 15 books, and a glass database.
February 15th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The March 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, the World Materials Research Institutes Forum, micromilling ceramic nanoparticulate materials, new NSF awards, and more—is now available online.
February 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Most current energy-saving window technology requires electricity to power the windows. But a research team has devised a fluidic window that uses magnetic nanoparticles to control the window to capture solar energy.
January 31st, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists have discovered that glass stones found in Africa in 1996 consist of a mineral matrix and chemical element properties unlike anything in our solar system—leading them to question how our solar system originally formed.
January 15th, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
Optical fiber networks form the backbones of wireless communication and data transmission, but scattering nonlinearities limit transmission. A series of four new open-access papers introduce a unified materials approach to finding new and better optical fiber glasses without intrinsic nonlinearities.
January 9th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by origami, researchers have created a tiny robot exoskeleton that bends and moves in response to chemical or thermal changes. These tiny machines can be used in electronics applications as well as semiconductor manufacturing.
January 3rd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between University of Exeter scientists and a local business has resulted in a glass block product that harnesses the power of the sun. Solar Squared glass blocks can generate electricity while providing thermal insulation to a building.
December 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Do you find the concept of glass transition a little challenging to comprehend? Glass scientist Edgar Zanotto produced a humorous video, with help from students and colleagues, that visually illustrates the concepts of glass transition, relaxation, and crystallization.