ancient glass

From ancient artifact to future security—how study of old glasses informs design of new ones

By April Gocha / April 22, 2016

The May issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring new stories on how ancient artifacts inform design of nuclear storage glasses, mechanical behavior of thin coatings on glass, new enamels for kitchen appliances, and an extended abstract from this year’s Kreidl Award winner—is now available online.

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Video: 1,600-year-old kilns discovered in Israel shed new light on ancient glass industry

By Stephanie Liverani / April 20, 2016

Remains of 1,600-year-old kilns were discovered in Israel, where archaeologists believe commercial quantities of raw glass were produced—a discovery that proves Israel was one of the largest glass manufacturers in the ancient world, the Israel Antiquities Authority reports.

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Chemical & Engineering News reports on GOMD; Saint-Gobain releases life cycle assessments for glass and mirrors

By Eileen De Guire / June 19, 2012

Approaches to studying the dissolution mechanisms of glasses for nuclear waste containment was one of the topics reported on by a Chemical & Engineering News science writer at the May GOMD meeting. This image comes from an article published in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, “Durable Glass for Thousands of Years” (DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-1294.2010.00007.x). The…

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