February 07, 2009

phase transition of the glass

Writing about web page http://research.nottingham.ac.uk/NewsReviews/newsDisplay.aspx?id=545

physicists at the university of Nottingham made another step toward explaining the new kind of transition between molten glass and its solid state.
the difficulty arises from the fact that the atomic structure is similar in both states. scientists run some computer simulations to determine differences in properties of the flowing glass and its hard counterpart.
Glass blowing
the art and industry of glass blowing had been known for many centuries but it is only now we make first steps in understanding the phenomenon.


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