New Alumina-based Glass

Here's an interesting article:
http://physicsweb.org/article/news/8/8/9
A new method for making alumina-based glass in bulk.
Better windows for aircraft and spacecraft perhaps?
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The method has been around for a long time. See www.societyofglasstechnology.org.uk/pdfs/041998.pdf for one example. www.tpd.tno.nl/Docs/DMP/glassgroup/2001/ICGBeerkens2001Edinburgh.pdf for others.
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