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Watching the structure of glass under pressure


August 28, 2014

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Glass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the atomic structure of glass. Now, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have for the first time, captured atoms in borosilicate glass flipping from one structure to another as it is placed under high pressure. Full Story

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