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John Mauro

Glass scientist discovers his passion after visiting glass museum

By Faye Oney / August 28, 2018

ACerS Fellow John Mauro has traveled an interesting career path. He attributes his success to his education, mentors, and his involvement with ACerS and the Glass and Optical Materials Division. His Lifetime Membership reflects the value he places on the Society.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2018

A solar cell that uses bacteria to convert light to energy, a “bioscaffold” from graphene foam that helps grow new cartilage, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 11, 2018.

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Glass—How has it changed human lives?

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2018

Glass is one of the most important materials enabling the development of modern civilization. But which advances in glass science and technology have had the greatest impact on humankind? 

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GOMD 2018 leadership featured in special virtual issues of IJAGS, JACerS

By Faye Oney / May 15, 2018

Through June 30, ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to nearly 30 journal articles authored by ACerS members who have organized or will be speaking at GOMD 2018. After June 30, ACerS members can continue to access the articles through the member portal.

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Busted: Monk uses needle to break, but not bust through, piece of glass

By April Gocha / April 5, 2018

There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.

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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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Glass viscosity calculations definitively debunk the myth of observable flow in medieval windows

By April Gocha / August 3, 2017

Glass scientists have taken a closer look at the urban legend of glass flow in medieval windows—combining theory and experimental techniques, the results definitely bust the myth and indicate the highest ever direct measurement of glass viscosity at low temperatures.

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Automotive glass gets lighter and tougher with Gorilla Glass, plus more inside May ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / April 20, 2017

The May 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about Gorilla Glass automotive windshields, 3-D-printed polymer-derived CMCs, a composite-like semiconductor crystal, and dynamics of glass relaxation—is now available online.

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Flat screen pixels

Glass relaxation research may improve quality of display screens

By Faye Oney / February 28, 2017

In their study of glass relaxation behavior, two researchers are hoping to improve resolution in display screen technology.

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Research advancing the glassy frontier showcased at Corning Research Summit, including ACerS report on consortium planning

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2016

Corning held its second Glass Research Summit at company headquarters in Corning, N.Y., June 1–3, where ACerS reported on progress to establish the Functional Glass Manufacturing Innovation Consortium.

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