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A workout for your glass—Nanoparticle coating makes glass stronger, boosts impact resistance

By April Gocha / May 11, 2018

A company called MetaShield has developed a simple, spray-on, nanoparticle-based coating—and now independent laboratory testing verifies that the coating significantly enhances the impact resistance of glass.

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Glass goes ballistic: What happens when you shoot a bullet at Prince Rupert’s drops?

By April Gocha / May 11, 2017

Prince Rupert’s drops are strong—but are they strong enough to survive being shot with a high-speed bullet at point-blank range? YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay recently posted a series of videos exploring the limits of strength of Prince Rupert’s drops in the face of some serious ammunition spewed from progressively bigger guns.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 30, 2015

Alcoa signs with Boeing, Materials Technologies moves forward, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 30, 2015.

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Video: Corning ushers in The Glass Age by busting some myths, Part II

By April Gocha / January 27, 2015

Mythbusters’ stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage sing glass’s praises in Part II of Corning’s “The Glass Age” video series.

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Usable Glass Strength Coalition issues RFP to study flaw nucleation in glass

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. In January, Peter reported that the board of the newly established Usable Glass Strength Coalition convened for their inaugural meeting in late January. The mission of the coalition of industrial members is to support a sustained effort in the United States to understand why current forms of glass…

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Understanding ideal glass structure could be key to doubling glass strength

By Eileen De Guire / September 25, 2012

No more broken glass? Theoretical work by researchers at Rice University shows the potential for doubling the strength of glass. Credit: Rice University. Glass is one of the intrinsically strongest of manmade materials, however, only a fraction of that strength is retained. Glass is arguably one of the most useful manmade materials, too, and if…

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Richard Bradt’s: ‘A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / February 21, 2012

Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength.

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Video of the week: Stronger than steel—the evolution of glass

By / August 16, 2011

Credit: MSNBC; Corning Inc. The video below is a recent production of MSNBC’s Future of Technology series. It covers both familiar ground, such as the glass cubes that project out from Chicago’s Willis (nee Sears) Tower, Apple’s proposed new headquarters and Gorilla Glass, as well as some new territory regarding Corning’s unconfirmed plans to introduce…

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Video of the week: Richard Bradt’s “A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / June 8, 2011

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bradt_strength_of_glass.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bradt_strength_of_glass.jpg}] Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength. Bradt, the Alton N. Scott Professor Emeritus, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Alabama, covers a lot of territory in a presentation he entitled, “A fracture mechanics view…

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Video of the week: Richard Brow on glass strength, phosphate glasses and the continuing allure of glass materials and applications

By / August 18, 2010

Richard Brow discusses his fascination with glass and delves into two specific
areas: tapping into the theoretical strength of glass, and the special
field of phosphate glasses.

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