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Starr’s Study Helps Manufacturers of New Materials

The renowned science site RedOrbit reports on a major advance in materials science by Francis Starr, associate professor of physics, and collaborator Jack Douglas of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The two researchers have created a computer model that solves a long-standing problem in materials science: how temperature affects the flow of glass-forming materials. These materials include such items as battery acid, plastic containers and windowpanes, among. According to information provide by NIST, “application of the findings could help manufacturers improve the design of such materials from the ground up.”