WikiProject Glass works on improving the quality and coverage of articles and categories related to glass. Our activities include, but are not limited to: improving articles, assessing their quality, creating new ones, identifying articles as glass articles, merging or cleaning-up overlapping articles, and organizing them all into categories. The project is listed as a taskforce of WikiProject Physics, but since the scope is larger than only the physical aspect of glass (chemistry, history of glass, glass art, ...), it is set up independently of WikiProject Physics.
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Headbomb (talk·contribs) 2009-03-27: WikiProject Physics coordinator. I'll provide logistic support, but I don't know much about glass. I have some background in solid state physics, mostly semiconductors and metals.
Afluegel (talk·contribs) 2009-03-27: I am glass chemist, contributing currently mainly to the organization of this task force. I also edit articles in the glass engineering and science field.
Physchim62 (talk·contribs): I'm a chemist, with some experience of WikiLogistics! I'm happy to help out where I can, although I have little specialist knowledge in this particular field. I might be able to find you some photos of Murano though!
Jdrewitt (talk·contribs) 2009-06-30: I'm a physicist with research interests that involve the atomic structure of liquids and glasses. I have extensive experience using neutron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction as well as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Differential Scanning Calorimetry techniques.
Trilobitealive (talk·contribs) 2011-01-09: Although one of my city licenses is as a chemist I've not worked directly in that field for several decades. My primary interests in glass are hand fabrication of telescope components and of art glass.
GlassKnowledge (talk·contribs) 2012-05-23: I have been in the glass manufacturing sector for 20 years with experience of all aspects of glass technology including raw materials, glass melting, glass forming, recycling and glass quality (defect identification and product quality). I am the Technical Director (PhD in glass surface chemistry) of an organisation that provides technical support to the container (packaging), flat (float), fibre (insulation and filament), domestic (table and drinking ware)and specialist glass (optics, bioglass etc) sectors around the world. Therefore, I will be able to bring a wealth of technical and practical experience to developing the pages on glass.
Massimiliano79 (talk·contribs) 2015-03-02 I am an Aerospace Engineer. I work in an Italian company manufacturing screen printing machines, dryers, equipment and consumables (inks) for glass (and other materials too). I am in this field from a lot of years and I have an excellent know-how about glass manufacturing, printing, etching and related consumables (inks).
Punty Jon (talk·contribs) 2017-05-17 Though I have a technical background (PhD in Environmental Engineering), my expertise related to this group is in contemporary glass art. I have been a collector for 30 years, and have been President of the international Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass; also have served on the Board of the Pilchuck Glass School. I am knowledgeable about contemporary glass artists, their work, and their techniques. I am editing/updating the bios of glass artists.
Fracture mechanics. Unfortunately, the theory of fracture mechanics in brittle materials is quite laborious - though interesting. Fortunately, we already have an excellent start on the subject in our article on fracture mechanics. Key texts in this field have been authored by R.W.Davidge, Brian Lawn and David Green as part of the Cambridge Solid State Science Series, with UCSB's A.G 'Tony' Evans from Princeton on the cutting edge in the field of composite materials. Based on the texts alone, we could easily double (or even triple) the size of the current article to include additional key factors, such as the movement of dislocations (and other microstructural features), the local chemistry in the vicinity of a crack tip, and their net impact on creep, fatigue, plastic deformation and crack tip propagation in glasses and glass-ceramics.
Expansion of the article about Ernst Abbe, whose optics research, such as about the Abbe sine condition stimulated the beginning of glass science because high-quality glasses with specific optical properties were desired for practical tests, leading finally to a strong development of the company of Carl Zeiss.
Preparation of a task force Optics, based on the old project.
Introduction: The introduction does not yet include all sections accordingly, for example, the art and history section are not well introduced.
Proper referencing: Most sections are not properly referenced, e.g., they contain some statements at the end of paragraphs that have no reference. These sections are: Glass ingredients Done -KAP03(Talk • Contributions • Email) 15:23, 21 May 2017 (UTC), Contemporary glass production, Network glasses, Glass versus a supercooled liquid, Behavior of antique glass, Color, History, Islamic world, Medieval Europe, and Murano glassmaking.
History section:Roman glass should be shortly discussed; just the reference to the main article is not consistent with the other sections in the glass article. The same is valid for Anglo-Saxon glass and Forest glass (Late medieval Northern Europe). As a whole, the topic "glass history" is still not shown as unitary, but composed of many pieces that not always fit well.
Further glass engineering & technology topics and things to do
Things to do, Glass Engineering & Technology:
The article Glass production is in need of attention. It shortly deals with commercial glass melting and then with glass container production. Flat glass production is in a separate article, however. Therefore, on the discussion page of the glass production article it is suggested to split the glass container production off.
Geology, glass in nature: Glass is forming in nature during high-temperature events involving silicate compounds, followed by rapid cooling, as it occurs during volcanic eruptions (see volcanic glass such as obsidian), meteorite impacts (e.g., tektite), and lightning strikes (e.g., fulgurite). The categories Glass in nature and Vitreous rocks contain all glass articles relevant to geology.
Each paragraph should end with at least one reference, as long as it is not trivial and common knowledge. References in the middle of a paragraph are usually not valid for the sentences afterwards in the same paragraph.
The chemical composition is only given as 70-75% (probably percent by weight?) SiO2 plus MgO, Fe3O4, and water. This should be refined.
The natural weathering process of obsidian is only very shortly described (transformation to perlite) and should be expanded. It is used in archeology for estimating the age of obsidian artifacts such as spear heads and knifes.