New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.Read More
Corning Inc. execs are worried about the future. Facing a $30 billion global technical glass market, they see a mismatch between the pipeline of new glass researchers and the pipeline of opportunity for engineered glass products.
Last week the company held a Glass Research Summit to proactively work the problem.Read More
The annual meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division wraps up today. The meeting brought together 308 scientists and engineers, including 90 students, from 21 countries. Foreign countries represented were Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Serbia, India, China, Korea, Lichtenstein, Japan, Canada, UK, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. Tuesday opened…Read More
A new industry-university-government lab coalition is looking for ways to retain intrinsic glass strength. This young man demonstrates the strength of glass from 1/4 mile up in Chicago’s Willis Tower observation platform “birdcage.” Catch the latest in news and information in the May issue of The Bulletin, now available online. The American Ceramic Society’s…Read More