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2013-11-04 23:02:13

Michael Marcus, Principal scientist at Rochester-based Lumetrics Inc, presents latest findings on precise refractive index measurements of lenses and other optical components at the 2013 OptiFab conference. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The leading manufacturer of non-contact measurement solutions, Lumetrics®, Inc. was selected to present at the prominent 2013 OptiFab conference and exhibition. Michael Marcus, Lumetrics Principal Scientist and former Kodak inventor,...

Fossil Amber Offers New Insights Into Glass Formation
2013-05-15 08:39:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study from researchers at Texas Tech University, scientists have discovered that the structure of amber barely changes even after tens of millions of years. A report of the research, published in Nature Communications, could help answer fundamental questions about how glasses form. "What we found was that in 20 million years, the amber changed density by only 2.1 percent. What we found challenges the way we look at...

Firing Temperature Determines Whether Glass Will Bend Or Break
2013-02-28 16:24:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have found a way to determine whether glass will be brittle, or will have the ability to bend without breaking. The team wrote in the journal Nature Communications about how they've identified a temperature that allows you to determine whether you will be forming a brittle piece of glass, or ductile, which refers to a piece of glass' toughness. There is a temperature at which glass can become too viscous for...

2012-11-06 03:25:35

There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for structural components that are lighter and stronger, improve energy efficiencies, reduce emissions and pollution increase safety and cost less to produce, particularly in the automotive industry. A group of researchers in Wayne State University´s College of Engineering have been working to create advanced...

Making Glass Stronger With Nanotechnology
2012-09-25 09:51:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glass is everywhere in our lives. From windows to phone screens to building materials, glass permeates our lives. Scientists who look at the structure of glass strictly by the numbers, however, think that some of the newest methods of microelectronics and nanotechnology could produce glass with twice the strength of what is currently available. A new study from Rice University, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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2011-06-20 08:29:38

Glass, by definition, is amorphous; its atoms lack order and are arranged every which way. But when scientists squeezed tiny samples of a metallic glass under high pressure, they got a surprise: The atoms lined up in a regular pattern to form a single crystal. It's the first time researchers have glimpsed this hidden property in a glass. The discovery, reported June 17th in Science, offers a new window into the atomic structure and behavior of metallic glasses, which have been used for...

2011-04-27 13:25:32

Manufacturers who design new materials often struggle to understand viscous liquids at a molecular scale. Many substances including polymers and biological materials change upon cooling from a watery state at elevated temperatures to a tar-like consistency at intermediate temperatures, then become a solid "glass" similar to hard candy at lower temperatures. Scientists have long sought a molecular-level description of this theoretically mysterious, yet common, "glass transition" process as an...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

GONGYI, China, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. ("GengSheng") (AMEX:CHGS), a leading China-based high-tech industrial materials manufacturer producing heat resistant, energy efficient materials for a variety of industrial applications, today announced that it has been awarded $10.5 million a follow-on contract for its fracture proppants from a China-based distributor specializing in sales to overseas oil and gas companies. GengSheng will begin...


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