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Tiny Bubbles in Your Metallic Glass May Not Be a Cause for Celebration
June 5, 2013
Bubbles in a champagne glass may add a festive fizz, but microscopic bubbles that form in metallic glass can signal serious trouble. That's why researchers used computer simulations to study how these bubbles form and expand.
Johns Hopkins University
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