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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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Kathleen Richardson to speak at 2017 Malcolm G. McLaren Symposium

By Faye Oney / February 20, 2017

Kathleen Richardson will present the 2017 Malcolm G. McLaren Distinguished Lecture on Friday March 31 at the 2017 Malcolm G. McLaren Lecture Symposium at Rutgers University. She will speak on the topic, “Chalcogenide glasses—a versatile platform for innovations in the infrared.”

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 28, 2016

Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 27, 2015

Cyclic healing removes dislocations in metal, how snakes resist abrasion, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 27, 2015.

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Schott’s multitalented glass is indispensable for energy technologies

By Thomas H. Loewe / September 9, 2015

Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.

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Who needs a whiteboard when you can build a ‘lightboard’?

By Stephanie Liverani / June 5, 2015

An educator at Northwestern is flipping things around—he’s ditching the traditional whiteboard in favor of an ultra-clear glass “lightboard” that he stands behind to draw while facing students.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 22, 2015

NIST announces news manufacturing competitions, O-I to acquire Vitro business, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 22, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 7, 2015

Secret sidewalk art, the world’s thinnest float glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 7, 2015.

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Materials perform presto-chango in preform-to-fiber transformation

By April Gocha / February 25, 2015

With a highly technical wave of a wand, MIT researchers have, for the first time, fabricated multifunctional, multimaterial fibers that have a completely different composition than their starting materials.

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Beyond data transfer: Fiber optics deliver light to the brain to treat jet lag and insomnia

By April Gocha / February 11, 2015

Researchers at Vanderbilt University may have found yet another use for optical fibers—to treat Circadian rhythm problems, including insomnia and jet lag.

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