Measurement Techniques for Glass Properties

Reliable experimental data are the basis for meaningful modeling, demonstrated in an interesting paper by O. Mazurin. An excellent overview about glass property measurement procedures is given in the handbook "Properties of Glass-Forming Melts", edited by by D. L. Pye, A. Montenaro, and I. Joseph; CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, May 2005, ISBN: 1574446622. Some property measurements are standardized by ASTM or ISO. Below are links to further information about glass preparation, calibration, and property measurement procedures:

Glass melting in the laboratory

Glass standard reference materials for calibration


Thermal expansion below the glass transition range

Electrical conductivity of glass melts

Glass transition temperature, Tg