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WikiProject Physics: Glass Taskforce

WikiProject Glass works on improving the quality and coverage of articles and categories related to glass. Our activities include, but are not limited to: improving articles, assessing their quality, creating new ones, identifying articles as glass articles, merging or cleaning-up overlapping articles, and organizing them all into categories. The project is listed as a taskforce of WikiProject Physics, but since the scope is larger than only the physical aspect of glass (chemistry, history of glass, glass art, ...), it is set up independently of WikiProject Physics.

If you want to join this task force, please feel free to add your name to the lists of members.

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  • Headbomb (talk · contribs) 2009-03-27: WikiProject Physics coordinator. I'll provide logistic support, but I don't know much about glass. I have some background in solid state physics, mostly semiconductors and metals.
  • Afluegel (talk · contribs) 2009-03-27: I am glass chemist, contributing currently mainly to the organization of this task force. I also edit articles in the glass engineering and science field.
  • Logger9 (talk · contribs): Assoc. Prof. (Chem/Math) 4-year university. Background in Materials Science & Engr. Wiki articles include: Physics of glass, the Glass transition, Transparent materials, and Phase transformations in solids. Also Ceramics processing, Colloidal crystals and Sol-gel w/ contributions in Nanomaterials. Sign me up !
  • Physchim62 (talk · contribs): I'm a chemist, with some experience of WikiLogistics! I'm happy to help out where I can, although I have little specialist knowledge in this particular field. I might be able to find you some photos of Murano though!
  • Jdrewitt (talk · contribs) 2009-06-30: I'm a physicist with research interests that involve the atomic structure of liquids and glasses. I have extensive experience using neutron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction as well as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Differential Scanning Calorimetry techniques.
  • Trilobitealive (talk · contribs) 2011-01-09: Although one of my city licenses is as a chemist I've not worked directly in that field for several decades. My primary interests in glass are hand fabrication of telescope components and of art glass.
  • GlassKnowledge (talk · contribs) 2012-05-23: I have been in the glass manufacturing sector for 20 years with experience of all aspects of glass technology including raw materials, glass melting, glass forming, recycling and glass quality (defect identification and product quality). I am the Technical Director (PhD in glass surface chemistry) of an organisation that provides technical support to the container (packaging), flat (float), fibre (insulation and filament), domestic (table and drinking ware)and specialist glass (optics, bioglass etc) sectors around the world. Therefore, I will be able to bring a wealth of technical and practical experience to developing the pages on glass.
  • Massimiliano79 (talk · contribs) 2015-03-02 I am an Aerospace Engineer. I work in an Italian company manufacturing screen printing machines, dryers, equipment and consumables (inks) for glass (and other materials too). I am in this field from a lot of years and I have an excellent know-how about glass manufacturing, printing, etching and related consumables (inks).
  • Punty Jon (talk · contribs) 2017-05-17 Though I have a technical background (PhD in Environmental Engineering), my expertise related to this group is in contemporary glass art. I have been a collector for 30 years, and have been President of the international Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass; also have served on the Board of the Pilchuck Glass School. I am knowledgeable about contemporary glass artists, their work, and their techniques. I am editing/updating the bios of glass artists.
  • Alek14 (talk · contribs) 2021-11-9: I am an insulated glazing academic and practitioner. My special field is multipane (multilayer) glazing (i.e., glazing having more than 3 glass panes).

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Main topics of the taskforce and things to do

Physics: Glass physics deals with topics such as the nature of the glass transition, optical properties of glass, fracture mechanics, and the modeling of glass behavior based on fundamental thermodynamic principles (deductive glass modeling). Important articles, for example, Viscosity, Optical fiber, Physics of glass or Refractive index are summarized in the categories Glass physics and Glass engineering and science.

Chemistry: Important topics within glass chemistry are:

Engineering & Technology: Glass engineering and technology covers areas such as commercial glass melting (large-scale soda-lime glass melting, optical glass melting, recycling, waste vitrification), glass forming (floating, pressing, blowing, fiber drawing, sealing, annealing), treatments of solid glass (cutting, grinding, polishing, printing on glass, coating), and architecture and civil engineering related to glass. Some of the mentioned processes and selected glass properties are modeled, e.g., by finite element methods.

Geology, glass in nature: Glass is forming in nature during high-temperature events involving silicate compounds, followed by rapid cooling, as it occurs during volcanic eruptions (see volcanic glass such as obsidian), meteorite impacts (e.g., tektite), and lightning strikes (e.g., fulgurite). The categories Glass in nature and Vitreous rocks contain all glass articles relevant to geology.

Free literature about glass

There is free literature online about the topic glass, which can be used for referencing.

Google books Most of the following glass related books at Google are only partially online, however:

Patents Almost all patents are freely available online through the website esp@cenet. The search for a specific patent in the area of glass may be performed as follows:

  • Go to advanced search
  • Enter the keywords preferably in the second line of the form (search for keyword in title or abstract)
  • For an optional targeted search, enter in addition the European Classification (ECLA):
    • C03B (glass manufacture, shaping, or supplementary processes), or one of its subclasses
    • C03C (glass compositions, surface treatments, joining), or one of its subclasses
    • Example: A glass coated with at least two coatings of inorganic materials, e.g., an IR-reflective coating, can be found in a subclass of C03C, namely C03C17/34D.

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