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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MTLE 4030 - Glass Science

Glasses are used in optical communications (optical fibers), electronics (insulator) and nuclear waste processing in addition to conventional use as windows, light bulbs, and containers. Subjects covered include: Formation and structure of inorganic glasses. The relationship between properties and cooling rate. Viscosity and structural relaxation. Phase separation and crystallization. Ionic diffusion and electrical properties. Mechanical strength and fatigue. Glass surface and chemical durability. Optical properties.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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