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NASA research propels development of new glass.

  1. Oct 20, 2003 #1
    New Glass.

    There's a new glass in town. The glass, developed with the help of a unique NASA levitator facility, is available for numerous commercial applications including lasers and optical communications.
    "We have patented a family of new glasses and have established processes for making and using them in practical applications," said Dr. Richard (Rick) Weber, director of the Glass Products Division of Containerless Research Inc., the small company that invented and produces the glass in Evanston, Ill. "We're already making commercial quantities of glass rods and plates for use in lasers," he said.
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  3. Nov 3, 2003 #2
    how is this glass any different from nomral glass. Is there any advantage to it at all?how is it structurally different?
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