MS 28 Glass-1

MATERIAL SCIENCE:

"Glass (Part 1)"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Glass

Lesson 28 of 33. This lesson is the first of two lessons on glass and presents an overview of the compounds that make-up glass, and the properties of glass. Soda glass, borosilicate glass and leaded glass will be discussed.

Knowledge Check:
What are the three major constituents (compounds) of soda glass?
How does the float glass process produce glass sheets?
What is one important property of borosilicate glass?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.