Forming glass shapes: Lowering the 'softening temperature' via electric field

On a serendipitous occasion, listening to Rishi Raj, a professor at University of Colorado Boulder, speak about the remarkable effect of moderate electrical fields on lowering the sintering temperature of certain ceramic powders, Himanshu Jain, a professor at Lehigh University, began to wonder if a similar phenomenon was possible in glass -- because he knew that the implications could be huge for glass technology.  Their collaboration and research...Read full article >>

On a serendipitous occasion, listening to Rishi Raj, a professor at University of Colorado Boulder, speak about the remarkable effect of moderate electrical fields on lowering the sintering temperature of certain ceramic powders, Himanshu Jain, a professor at Lehigh University, began to wonder if a similar phenomenon was possible in glass -- because he knew that the implications could be huge for glass technology.  Their collaboration and research...

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