Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Microscopic cracks spoil the transparency of glass, nano-researchers find

October 10th, 2003

Microscopic cracks spoil the transparency of glass, nano-researchers find

Abstract:
A fundamental discovery about the behavior of cooling glass could have a significant impact on the glass- and plastic-making industries, say researchers at Lehigh University. Himanshu Jain says the breakthrough was made possible by a combination of nanoscopic science and an old-fashioned kitchen recipe. When molten glass is blown rapidly to make articles of desired shape, Jain's group found, its outermost surface, measuring a few nanometers in thickness, sustains microscopic fractures when it comes into contact with air.

Source:
EurekAlert

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Discoveries

Influential Interfaces Lead to Advances in Organic Spintronics July 1st, 2015

Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours July 1st, 2015

Emergence of a 'devil's staircase' in a spin-valve system July 1st, 2015

Measurement of Tiny Amounts of Heavy Metals in Baby Food Samples July 1st, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project