ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Chalcogenide glasses: Engineering in the infrared spectrum

In this issue we look at novel glass systems and approaches to sustainable glass processing. The cover story overviews advances in chalcogenide glasses. A second feature article describes a new program led by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council that aims to advance electric glass melting technology. The final feature article discusses using glass for passivation in semiconductor applications.

In addition to the feature stories, the “Deciphering the Discipline” column provides an update on LionGlass, Penn State’s patent-pending zinc aluminosilicophosphates family of glasses for sustainable manufacturing. Meanwhile, the “Business and Market View” column looks at the market for medical device coatings, including materials used and coating types.

Two more columns provide further discussion on the issue’s theme. The “Industry Perspectives” column describes how glass is fabricated and used in augmented reality systems, and the “Journal Highlights” column gives a sneak peek inside ACerS’ latest Topical Collection on processing approaches to sustainable glass and ceramic production.

Finally, learn about the new hypersonic materials training program that ACerS is developing in partnership with the United States Advanced Ceramics Association.

Feature Articles

Chalcogenide glasses: Engineering in the infrared spectrum

J. David Musgraves
The advances in chalcogenide glasses in the past six decades are only the beginning of a much larger future.

Empowering sustainability: The US glass
industry charged to break barriers for a greener future

Scott Cooper and Kerry Ward
A federally funded program led by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council brings together key players to advance electric melting technology in the U.S. glass industry.

Using glass for passivation in semiconductor

Cheol-Woon Kim
With its unique properties and versatility, glass is a compelling choice in semiconductor manufacturing to prevent degradation and ensure long-term reliability of components.


American Conference on Neutron Scattering, 10th International Congress on Ceramics, ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T24, and ICACC 2025



News & Trends




Research Briefs


Advances in Nanomaterials


Ceramics Manufacturing


Ceramics in Biomedicine



Industry Perspectives

Brian Sjogren
Why glass is the key in the future of
augmented reality

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff
Medical device coatings: Materials
and markets

Journal Highlights

Jonathon Foreman
Processing approaches to sustainable glass
and ceramic production

Deciphering the Discipline

Julianne Chen
A carbon-neutral future with Penn State’s pride, LionGlass




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