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The Strength of Glass

  • Werner Vogel

Abstract

Glass is a brittle solid and, proverbially, its mechanical toughness is minimal. In the past, many experiments and developments aimed at improving the strength of glassware. Up to now these attempts were only partially successful, but they did open entirely new applications for glass on the basis of the improvements achieved.

Keywords

Glass Surface Bulk Glass Theoretical Strength Cluster Precursor Polyvinyl Butyral 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Vogel
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  1. 1.Otto-Schott-InstitutFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany

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