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Video: Glass transition concepts illustrated in humorous video

By Faye Oney / December 20, 2017

Do you find the concept of glass transition a little challenging to comprehend? Glass scientist Edgar Zanotto produced a humorous video, with help from students and colleagues, that visually illustrates the concepts of glass transition, relaxation, and crystallization.

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Sea sponges use protein filament to pattern silica deposition and build intricate glass spicules

By April Gocha / October 24, 2017

New research shows that sea sponges use an internal protein filament to catalyze silica deposition, ultimately determining the shape of their uniquely structured glass spicules.

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New definition of glass describes non-equilibrium state of matter ending in crystallization

By Faye Oney / October 20, 2017

Ending the debate as to whether glass is a solid or a liquid, glass research duo Edgar Zanotto and John Mauro have proposed a new definition—describing a non-crystalline state of matter that continually relaxes toward the liquid state.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 15, 2017

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets could offer alternative to graphene, supercomputer helps design jets from composite materials that will burn less fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 15, 2017.

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Lasers control single crystal formation in chalcogenide glasses

By April Gocha / April 12, 2016

A Lehigh University team of scientists has devised a new fabrication method that could extend the reach of single crystals by ditching the need for melting.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 25, 2015

Plasmonic ceramics, better perovskites, stronger glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 25, 2015.

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Trash to treasure: Glass devitrite crystals as novel optical diffusers

By April Gocha / April 4, 2014

Researchers in the United Kingdom are breathing new life into devitrite, generally unwanted crystals that form in glass devritification, particularly for use as a novel and low-cost optical diffuser.

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Crystals in Glass: A Hidden Beauty

By Eileen De Guire / November 5, 2013

Edgar Zanotto celebrates his 35 years studying crystallization in glass by sharing with us his favorite micrographs of crystals in glass in the new book, “Crystals in Glass: A Hidden Beauty.”

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Nonvolatile phase-change memory devices are three steps closer to reality

By Eileen De Guire / July 8, 2011

IBM Research chart compares memory technologies. Credit: IBM Research Two new studies serve as bookend demonstrations of the near-term potential for phase-change memory materials for use as nonvolatile data storage devices, and the long-term potential for these materials to change fundamentally what a computer memory is. A third study just out considers the efficiency of…

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