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We’re Finally Getting Closer to Solving The Mystery of Glass’s Perplexing Strength – ScienceAlert

A windowpane or a tumbler might shatter quite easily, but solid glass is actually a lot more rigid and strong than it technically should be, if we consider its …

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A windowpane or a tumbler might shatter quite easily, but solid glass is actually a lot more rigid and strong than it technically should be, if we consider its molecular make-up.
Now, scientists have come closer to revealing the source of this secret strength.
Using a newly devised computer model to figure out how the atomic particles in glass might keep it together, despite lacking a conventionally ordered structure, a new study observes that these particles can put a force-carrying backbone …

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