Glass Derivatives, A New Direction for Research

  • Marvin G. Britton
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 8)


Historians post the road of civilization with those great milestones, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, as if material progress somehow stopped and started at the stroking of a savant’s beard. By contrast, primitive development in science is attributed to the Stone Age, and we often conclude that such primitive materials little deserve our attention. But outside of the fine arts of pottery and architecture, as we survey the technological progress in electronics, mechanics, and structures, we see that mineral products, that class of materials formed in the crucible of the earth have become ever more complex, and contribute in an essential way to making useful devices possible.


Lithium Metasilicate Photosensitive Glass Photochromic Glass Cooking Ware Thermal Shock Property 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin G. Britton
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  1. 1.Technical Staffs DivisionCorning Glass WorksCorningUSA

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