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More than 400 converge on San Antonio for Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2018

ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division welcomed a record 410 people from 25 countries to the 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Four full days of technical programming, award lectures, the L. David Pye festschrift, student activities, and business meetings made for a high-energy conference.

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Rethinking optical fiber glasses and what it will take to pump more data into our phones

By Eileen De Guire / January 15, 2018

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.

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Successful poster session at HTCMC 9, GFMAT 2016 in Toronto, Canada

By Eileen De Guire / July 1, 2016

The HTCMC-GFMAT poster session was outstanding and provided an excellent opportunity for many researchers to present their most recent work with each other.

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation launches network aimed at continuing ceramic and glass education

By Stephanie Liverani / November 20, 2015

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation has launched a new initiative—the University-Industry Network, a program that focuses on encouraging schools around the world to align more closely with industry as they continue teaching key concepts in ceramic and glass science.

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World’s refractories experts convene in Vienna for Unitecr 2015

By Eileen De Guire / September 18, 2015

I’ve been in Vienna, Austria, attending the 14th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (Unitecr). It’s been a great conference in a great city with interesting people working on challenging problems.

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International Year of Light puts spotlight on optics, photonics, and sustainable development

By Jessica McMathis / February 3, 2015

The United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies—a global initiative to spread awareness of the ways optical technologies promote sustainability and address growing global challenges concerning energy, health, and more.

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4 lectures not to miss at MS&T14—Rethinking optical fiber: New demands, old glasses

By Jessica McMathis / October 1, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. Today: Rethinking optical fiber: New demands, old glasses.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 17, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 4, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Video: Rethinking optical fiber and its contribution to a $7.5 trillion industry

By Eileen De Guire / October 8, 2013

Materials for optical fibers need to be rethought to meet exploding communication demands for cell phones, texting, internet media streaming, national defense and security networks, and manufacturing.

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