4-meter mirror blank cast for the ELT project
How glass is making your smartphone more powerful
Glass beyond the screen: Our smartphone screens are right in our faces, and that’s probably why they get the most attention. But a number of glass components, each with highly specific properties, make smartphones possible, from manufacturing to faster streaming.
Traveling into a 1,200-degree melt to learn how glass is made
Inside this 1,200-degree Celsius oven and in the process that follows, elements and compounds form new bonds, gain mechanical strength, thermal stability, unique optical properties, and other attributes that allow them to perform at a consistently high level. Here’s what happens inside the melt and how it forms glass’s many advantages.