What Makes Molten Glass Solid? Cracking A Controversial Solid State Mystery

Friday, February 6, 2009 - 09:08 in Earth & Climate

Scientists can easily explain the structural order that makes steel and aluminum out of molten metal. And they have discovered the molecular changes that take place as water turns to ice. But, despite the fact that glass blowers have been plying their trade since the first century BC, we have only just begun to understand what makes molten glass solid.

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