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Session 1: Glass surfaces and treatments



The structure and composition of glass surfaces dominate their interactions with the environment and other materials. Glass surfaces are commonly treated (thermally, mechanically, or chemically) prior to use, with important implications upon the resulting functionality. Advancements in thermal poling, ion-exchange strengthening, corrosion inhibition, and coating adhesion will be discussed. This session will focus on fundamental understanding of glass surface chemistry, changes in surface chemistry from treatment and processing, and the performance of real material systems from controlled surface chemistry. Contributions will include corrosion phenomena, coatings, ion-exchange, thermal forming and tempering, and associated advancements in characterization.



Rob Schaut, Corning Incorporated

Nicholas Smith, Corning Incorporated


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