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Application and testing of transparent plastics used in airplane construction

Description: This report discusses the efforts being made to remove the source of danger to passengers arising from the fracturing of silicate glass and some of the alternatives presented include: single-layer safety glass, multi-layer safety glass, transparent plastic resins.
Date: November 1938
Creator: Riechers, K. & Olms, J.
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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Structures and Properties of Aluminosilicate and Borosilicate Glasses

Description: Silicate glasses are the most common glass types and have impact on almost every aspect in our lives: from window, containers, to glass fibers for telecommunications. Unlike their crystalline counterparts, glass materials lack long-range order in their atomic arrangement but their structures do possess short and medium range characteristics that play critical roles in their physical and chemical properties. Despite active development of characterization techniques that have contributed to the understanding of glass structures, there remain key challenges in obtaining essential structural features of glasses. Atomistic computer simulations have become an increasingly important method in elucidating the atomic structures and in interpretation and/or prediction of composition-structure-property relationships of complex materials. In this dissertation, classical molecular dynamic (MD) simulations were used to investigate the atomic structures, dynamic and other properties of two important glass systems—aluminosilicate glasses and borosilicate glasses, which are the basis of most industrial and technologically important glasses. Firstly, a comprehensive study of peralkaline Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2 glass with varying Al2O3/SiO2, Na2O/Al2O3, Na2O/SiO2 ratios has been performed to obtain better understanding of the composition–structure–property relationships in this glass system. More than 99% of Al were 4-coordinated in these glasses, validating that Na+ tend to charge balance [AlO4]- network forming units first and then, excess Na+ was used to create non-bridging oxygen (NBO) on Si. As the drop of Na/Al ratio, the percentage of NBO decreases, indicating an increase of the glass network connectivity. In addition, polyhedral connection probability results show that Al tend to be randomly distributed in the glass structure, suggesting a violation of Lowenstein's rule. These structural properties were further used to explain macroscopic properties of glass, such as change of glass transition temperature (Tg) and hardness (Hv) with glass composition. Secondly, molecular dynamics simulations were used to understand the structural, thermal mechanical and diffusion behaviors of spodumene (LiAlSi2O6) ...
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Date: December 2018
Creator: Ren, Mengguo
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Gaseous Sulfate Solubility in Glass: Experimental Method

Description: Sulfate solubility in glass is a key parameter in many commercial glasses and nuclear waste glasses. This report summarizes key publications specific to sulfate solubility experimental methods and the underlying physical chemistry calculations. The published methods and experimental data are used to verify the calculations in this report and are expanded to a range of current technical interest. The calculations and experimental methods described in this report will guide several experiments on sulfate solubility and saturation for the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Enhanced Waste Glass Models effort. There are several tables of sulfate gas equilibrium values at high temperature to guide experimental gas mixing and to achieve desired SO3 levels. This report also describes the necessary equipment and best practices to perform sulfate saturation experiments for molten glasses. Results and findings will be published when experimental work is finished and this report is validated from the data obtained.
Date: November 30, 2013
Creator: Bliss, Mary
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De-coupling of exchange and persistence times in atomistic modelsof glass formers

Description: With molecular dynamics simulations of a fluid mixture of classical particles interacting with pair-wise additive Weeks-Chandler-Andersen potentials, we consider the time series of particle displacements and thereby determine distributions for local persistence times and local exchange times. These basic characterizations of glassy dynamics are studied over a range of super-cooled conditions and shown to have behaviors, most notably de-coupling, similar to those found in kinetically constrained lattice models of structural glasses. Implications are noted.
Date: August 15, 2007
Creator: Hedges, Lester O.; Maibaum, Lutz; Chandler, David & Garrahan, Juan P.
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Glass Furnace Combustion and Melting Research Facility.

Description: The need for a Combustion and Melting Research Facility focused on the solution of glass manufacturing problems common to all segments of the glass industry was given high priority in the earliest version of the Glass Industry Technology Roadmap (Eisenhauer et al., 1997). Visteon Glass Systems and, later, PPG Industries proposed to meet this requirement, in partnership with the DOE/OIT Glass Program and Sandia National Laboratories, by designing and building a research furnace equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics in the DOE Combustion Research Facility located at the Sandia site in Livermore, CA. Input on the configuration and objectives of the facility was sought from the entire industry by a variety of routes: (1) through a survey distributed to industry leaders by GMIC, (2) by conducting an open workshop following the OIT Glass Industry Project Review in September 1999, (3) from discussions with numerous glass engineers, scientists, and executives, and (4) during visits to glass manufacturing plants and research centers. The recommendations from industry were that the melting tank be made large enough to reproduce the essential processes and features of industrial furnaces yet flexible enough to be operated in as many as possible of the configurations found in industry as well as in ways never before attempted in practice. Realization of these objectives, while still providing access to the glass bath and combustion space for optical diagnostics and measurements using conventional probes, was the principal challenge in the development of the tank furnace design. The present report describes a facility having the requirements identified as important by members of the glass industry and equipped to do the work that the industry recommended should be the focus of research. The intent is that the laboratory would be available to U.S. glass manufacturers for collaboration with Sandia scientists and engineers on both precompetitive ...
Date: August 1, 2004
Creator: Connors, John J. (PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA); McConnell, John F. (JFM Consulting, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA); Henry, Vincent I. (Henry Technology Solutions, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI); MacDonald, Blake A.; Gallagher, Robert J.; Field, William B. (Lilja Corp., Livermore, CA) et al.
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Stressed glass technology for actuators and removable barrier applications.

Description: There are commercial and military applications in which a material needs to serve as a barrier that must subsequently be removed. In many cases it is desirable that once the barrier has served its function that it then be reduced to small pieces. For example, in pipelines and in downhole drilling applications, valves are needed to function as barriers that can sustain high pressures. Later the valves must be removed and essentially disappear or be rendered to such a small size that they do not interfere with the functioning of other equipment. Military applications include covers on missile silos or launch vehicles. Other applications might require that a component be used once as an actuator or for passive energy storage, and then be irreversibly removed, again so as not to interfere with the function or motion of other parts of the device. Brittle materials, especially those that are very strong, or are pre-stressed, are ideal candidates for these applications. Stressed glass can be produced in different sizes and shapes and the level of strength and pre-stress, both of which control the fragmentation, can be manipulated by varying the processing. Stressed glass can be engineered to fracture predictably at a specific stress level. Controlling the central tension allows the fragment size to be specified. The energy that is stored in the residual stress profile that results from ion exchange or thermal tempering processes can be harnessed to drive fragmentation of the component once it has been deliberately fractured. Energy can also be stored in the glass by mechanical loading. Energy from both of these sources can be released either to perform useful work or to initiate another reaction. Once the stressed glass has been used as a barrier or actuator it can never be ''used'' again because it fragments into many ...
Date: July 1, 2007
Creator: Schwing, Kamilla, J.; Warren, Mial E.; Glass, Sarah Jill & Tappan, Alexander Smith
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Wind Loading and Strength of Cladding Glass

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on glass cladding behavior under wind loads. Procedures for investigating cladding behavior are discussed. This report includes graphs, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1983
Creator: Reed, Dorothy A. & Simiu, Emil
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Coffee Maker

Description: The view of the glass coffee maker is from an angle showing the lid. The two screws holding the wooden handle are also visible in this view.
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Date: 1941
Creator: Schlumbohm, Peter
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Calcium Silicates: Glass Content and Hydration Behavior

Description: Pure, MgO doped and B2C3 doped monocalcium, dicalcium, and tricalcium silicates were prepared with different glass contents. Characterization of the anhydrous materials was carried out using optical microscopy, infrared absorption spectroscopy, and X-ray powder diffraction. The hydration of these compounds was studied as a function of the glass contents. The hydration studies were conducted at 25°C. Water/solid ratios of 0.5, 1, 10, and 16 were used for the various experiments. The hydration behavior was monitored through calorimetry, conductometry, pH measurements, morphological developments by scanning electron microscopy, phase development by X-ray powder diffraction, and percent combined water by thermogravimetry. A highly sensitive ten cell pseudo-adiabatic microcalorimeter was designed and constructed for early hydration studies. Conductometry was found to be of great utility in monitoring the hydration of monocalcium silicate and the borate doped dicalcium silicates.
Date: August 1987
Creator: Zgambo, Thomas P. (Thomas Patrick)
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Date: unknown
Creator: James Couper and Son & Dresser, Christopher
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Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the discovery of suitable uses for the enameling kiln in the arts and crafts program at the junior college level in the production of kiln-formed glass and the testing of methods and materials that will permit work of aesthetic merit at a nominal cost to the students and the school.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Buchanan, Robert Gordon
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A Fibrous-Glass Compact as a Permeable Material for Boundary-Layer-Control Applications Using Area Suction

Description: "Measurements were made of the resistance of fibrous-glass compacts to normal air flow. The flow resistance was related to the thickness and density. As a porous material for boundary-layer-control applications using area suction, the fibrous-glass compact could be made to any desired thickness and permeability and sandwiched between perforated rigid surfaces" (p. 1).
Date: January 1955
Creator: Dannenberg, Robert E.; Weiberg, James A. & Gambucci, Bruno J.
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Influence of Temperature on Creep, Stress-Rupture and Static Properties of Melamine-Resin and Silicone-Resin Glass-Fabric Laminates

Description: Note presenting results of the following tests of melamine-resin glass-fabric laminates and silicone-resin glass-fabric laminates at temperatures up to 400 and 600 degrees Fahrenheit: static-tension, static-compression, tension-creep, and time-to-fracture tests. The mechanical properties of both laminates weakened with increase in temperature, as a rule.
Date: January 1956
Creator: Findley, William N.; Peithman, Harlan W. & Worley, Will J.
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A fibrous-glass compact as a permeable material for boundary-layer control applications using area suction

Description: "Measurements were made of the resistance of fibrous-glass compacts to normal air flow. The flow resistance was related to the thickness and density. As a porous material for boundary-layer-control applications using area suction, the fibrous-glass compact could be made to any desired thickness and permeability and sandwiched between perforated rigid surfaces" (p. 1).
Date: January 1955
Creator: Dannenberg, Robert E.; Weiberg, James A. & Gambucci, Bruno J.
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Final Report on Actinide Glass Scintillators for Fast Neutron Detection

Description: This is the final report of an experimental investigation of actinide glass scintillators for fast-neutron detection. It covers work performed during FY2012. This supplements a previous report, PNNL-20854 “Initial Characterization of Thorium-loaded Glasses for Fast Neutron Detection” (October 2011). The work in FY2012 was done with funding remaining from FY2011. As noted in PNNL-20854, the glasses tested prior to July 2011 were erroneously identified as scintillators. The decision was then made to start from “scratch” with a literature survey and some test melts with a non-radioactive glass composition that could later be fabricated with select actinides, most likely thorium. The normal stand-in for thorium in radioactive waste glasses is cerium in the same oxidation state. Since cerium in the 3+ state is used as the light emitter in many scintillating glasses, the next most common substitute was used: hafnium. Three hafnium glasses were melted. Two melts were colored amber and a third was clear. It barely scintillated when exposed to alpha particles. The uses and applications for a scintillating fast neutron detector are important enough that the search for such a material should not be totally abandoned. This current effort focused on actinides that have very high neutron capture energy releases but low neutron capture cross sections. This results in very long counting times and poor signal to noise when working with sealed sources. These materials are best for high flux applications and access to neutron generators or reactors would enable better test scenarios. The total energy of the neutron capture reaction is not the only factor to focus on in isotope selection. Many neutron capture reactions result in energetic gamma rays that require large volumes or high densities to detect. If the scintillator is to separate neutrons from gamma rays, the capture reactions should produce heavy particles and few ...
Date: October 1, 2012
Creator: Bliss, Mary & Stave, Jean A.
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High-Intensity Plasma Glass Melter Final Technical Report

Description: The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the energy efficiency and reduced emissions that can be obtained with a dual torch DC plasma transferred arc-melting system. Plasmelt Glass Technologies, LLC was formed to solicit and execute the project, which utilize a full-scale test melter system. The system is similar to the one that was originally constructed by Johns Manville, but Plasmelt has added significant improvements to the torch design and melter system that has extended the original JM short torch lives. The original JM design has been shown to achieve melt rates 5 to 10 times faster than conventional gas or electric melting, with improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions. This project began on 7/28/2003 and ended 7/27/06. A laboratory scale melter was designed, constructed, and operated to conduct multiple experimental melting trials on various glass compositions. Glass quality was assessed. Although the melter design is generic and equally applicable to all sectors within the glass industry, the development of this melter has focused primarily on fiberglass with additional exploratory melting trials of frits, specialty, and minerals-melting applications. Throughput, energy efficiency, and glass quality have been shown to be heavily dependent on the selected glass composition. During this project, Plasmelt completed the proof-of-concept work in our Boulder, CO Lab to show the technical feasibility of this transferred-arc plasma melter. Late in the project, the work was focused on developing the processes and evaluating the economic viability of plasma melting aimed at the specific glasses of interest to specific client companies. Post project work is on going with client companies to address broader non-glass materials such as refractories and industrial minerals. Exploratory melting trials have been conducted on several glasses of commercial interest including: C-glass, E-glass, S-Glass, AR-Glass, B-glass, Lighting Glass, NE-Glass, and various frits. Exploratory melts of non-glassy materials, ...
Date: October 27, 2006
Creator: Gonterman, J. Ronald & Weinstein, Michael A.
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Damage Resistant Optical Glasses for High Power Lasers: A Continuing Glass Science and Technology Challenge

Description: A major challenge in the development of optical glasses for high-power lasers is reducing or eliminating laser-induced damage to the interior (bulk) and the polished surface of the glass. Bulk laser damage in glass generally originates from inclusions. With the development of novel glass melting and forming processes it is now possible to make both fused silica and a suit of meta-phosphate laser glasses in large sizes ({approx}>0.5-lm diameter), free of inclusions and with high optical homogeneity ({approx} 10{sup -6}). Considerable attention also has been focused on improving the laser damage resistance to polished optical glass surfaces. Studies have shown that laser-induced damage to surfaces grows exponentially with the number of shots when illuminated with nano-second pulses at 351-nm above a given fluence threshold. A new approach for reducing and eliminating laser-induced surface damage relies on a series of post-polishing treatment steps. This damage improvement method is briefly reviewed.
Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Campbell, J H
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