MS 29 Glass-2

MATERIAL SCIENCE:

"Glass (Part 2)"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Glass

Lesson 29 of 33. This lesson will continue our overview of different glass products. Tempered glass, safety glass, fiberglass, optical fibers and silica gel will be presented.

Knowledge Check:
Why does tempered glass break into pieces as opposed to regular soda-lime glass?
What is the construction of safety glass?
Describe the pultrusion process.
What does total internal reflection describe in an optical fiber?
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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.