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Two Centuries of Glass Research: Historical Trends, Current Status, and Grand Challenges for the Future

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Autor(es):
Mauro, John C. [1] ; Zanotto, Edgar D. [2]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Corning Inc, Div Sci & Technol, Corning, NY 14831 - USA
[2] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Mat Engn DEMa, Ctr Res Technol & Educ Vitreous Mat CeRTEV, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED GLASS SCIENCE; v. 5, n. 3, SI, p. 313-327, SEP 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 50
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The field of glass science and technology has a remarkable history spanning about two centuries of research. In this article, we analyze the number of research papers and patents related to glassy and amorphous materials in the published literature. The publication rate has increased roughly exponentially since 1945. Within the most recent decade, China has become the clear dominant player in the global glass research community, while the publication rate has declined in many of the historically most prolific countries. Oxide glasses, metallic glasses, amorphous carbon, and amorphous silicon have drawn the most research attention overall and are still given the greatest focus today. Publication data are also analyzed in terms of the properties under study, author keywords, affiliation, and primary characterization techniques. We find that the level of published (fundamental) glass research from industrial laboratories has dropped significantly, despite the opportunities for new breakthroughs to solve some of the most challenging problems facing the world today. But, surprisingly, the number of patents issued worldwide has surpassed the number of published scientific articles, indicating a very high level of activity in technological research. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Centro de Ensino, Pesquisa e Inovação em Vidros
Beneficiário:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs