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Crucible Selection for Glass Melting

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When developing a new glass melt, it is critical that the right crucible is chosen to ensure that the crucible doesn’t crack, deform or contaminate the melt.

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Meet Our CEO: An Interview with Ted Day

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From pharmacist to serial entrepreneur, Mo-Sci CEO Ted Day has led an interesting life. In this interview, Ted talks about his experience with Mo-Sci and his thoughts on the specialty glass industry.

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Using Silver-Releasing Glass to Reduce Bioburden

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Silver has been used for wound management for over 200 years, and its anti-microbial properties have been known since the 19th century. Recently, interest in silver has been renewed following research involving the use of silver with bioactive glasses that are implanted directly into the body.

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Glass 101: Glass Furnace Types

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Even though glass furnaces have been around for thousands of years, they continue to evolve to meet production requirements and increase efficiency. 

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Glass 101: Making Fluorescent Glass with Rare Earth Oxides

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Rare earth oxides have been studied for a long time in the field of glass production, specifically how the addition of these compounds may change the properties of the glass. One of their most common applications is to make fluorescent glass.

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Glass 101: Glass Formers – The Backbone of Glass

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The glass network former can be thought of as the backbone of a glass composition. Changing this element or compound will fundamentally change the properties of the final material.

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Glass 101: Using Glass Modifiers to Change Glass Characteristics

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Just like other materials such as steel, the properties of glass can be precisely tuned through the careful addition of chemical modifiers to suit a huge array of demanding applications.

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Glass 101: Glass Processing Temperatures

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Glass goes through different transitions during melting. Creating stress-free glass requires careful maneuvering through the glass transition, softening point, and crystallization temperatures.

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Glass 101: An Introduction to Glass

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The versatility of glass has enabled incredible achievements, but the journey has by no means reached its end. Learn what makes glass unique and how it continues to find new cutting-edge applications in the first installment of our Glass 101 series.

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Vitrification: The Workhorse of Nuclear Waste Management

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A key problem with nuclear power is what to do with the waste products generated when the fuel is completely spent. Vitrification is an established solution, but there is still much room for improvement. 

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