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Glass innovation in the grocery store

In this issue we look at recent advances in glass science. The cover story focuses on what it takes to create glass containers for food and drink packaging. Three feature stories look at composition fluctuations in silica glass containing water, innovations in next-generation windows, and 4D viscous flow sintering of 3D-printed bioactive glass scaffolds.

The June/July issue contains the annual ACerS Bulletin student section. The section opens with an update on Presidents Council of Student Advisors activities by PCSA chair Scott McCormack. Then, five students from a variety of disciplines give overviews of their research, from growth of single crystals to bulk 2D materials.

Also, read how Congressional Visits Day 2019 went for Material Advantage students in April, and see the latest news for two upcoming summer meetings—GMFAT-2/Bio-4 and EHS.

Finally, meet the 2018–2019 officers on the ACerS Board of Directors, and learn about all the impressive awards won by ACerS members in recent months.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Glass innovation in the grocery store


Scott Cooper and Dan Swiler
Glass containers safely package food and drink, as well as communicate brand awareness. Sophisticated glass science, innovation, and manufacturign makes possible these common household items.
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Composition fluctuations in silica glass containing water


Emily M. Aaldenberg and Minoru Tomozawa
The large effect of water on glass properties has been observed, but the mechanism remains elusive. Three experiments help reveal the underlying process.
34

Reimaging windows—Innovations in glass with the potential to transform the built environment


Karma Sawyer, Marc LaFrance, and Chioke Harris
Next-generation windows offer many ways to increase occupant comfort and decrease building energy consumption.
36

Four-dimensional viscous flow sintering of 3D-printed bioactive glass scaffolds


Amy Nommeots-Nomm, Julian R. Jones, Peter D. Lee, and Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai
Bioglass products traditionally face a trade-off between good mechanical properties or bioactivity. Glass composition 13-93 may allow for both.
38

ACerS Bulletin annual student section

Student-written articles showcase the diversity and impact of research from students around the world.
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Meetings

 

10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials

41

ACerS Structural Clay Products Division & Southwest Section Meeting in conjuction with the National Brick Research Center Meeting

41

GFMAT-2/Bio-4

42

3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2019)

44

MS&T19

45

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

6

Ceramics in Manufacturing

12

Research Briefs

14

Ceramics in the Environment

17

Student Articles

 

Chair's update on PCSA activities and welcome to the student ACerS Bulletin issue


Scott McCormack
26

Congressional Visits Day 2019 Recap


Yolanda Natividad
27

The interdisciplinary nature of crystal growth


Muad Saleh
28

Teaming up to reach out


Peter Meisenheimer
29

Networks within research


Katelyn Kirchner
30

Stay bright while working on the dark side


Xi Shi
31

Unraveling the robust nature of bulk 2D materials and their intrinsic properties


Archana Loganathan
32

Resources

 

Calendar

40

Classified Advertising

46

Display Ad Index

48

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