May 2024 • Vol. 103, No. 4

feature articles

Chalcogenide glasses:
Engineering in the infrared spectrum

The advances in chalcogenide glasses in the past six decades are only the beginning of a much larger future.

by J. David Musgraves

Cover Story: Chalcogenide glass ball lenses
Glass bottles

Empowering sustainability:
The US glass industry charged to break barriers for a greener future

A federally funded program led by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council brings together key players to advance electric melting technology in the U.S. glass industry.

by Scott Cooper and Kerry Ward

A silicon wafer used in semiconductor processing

Using glass for passivation
in semiconductor applications

With its unique properties and versatility, glass is a compelling choice in semiconductor manufacturing to prevent degradation and ensure long-term reliability of components.

by Cheol-Woon Kim


Industry Perspectives

Why glass is the key in the future of augmented reality • by Brian Sjogren

Business and Market View

Medical device coatings: Materials and markets • by BCC Publishing Staff

Journal Highlights

Processing approaches to sustainable glass and ceramic production • by Jonathon Foreman

Deciphering the Discipline

A carbon-neutral future with Penn State’s pride, LionGlass • by Julianne Chen


Calendar & upcoming dates:
American Conference on Neutron Scattering, 10th International Congress on Ceramics, ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T24, and ICACC 2025

cover image

A chalcogenide glass billet, resting on the stand in the bottom left, is opaque under visible light but is transparent when viewed in the infrared, as shown on the screen in the top right. Credit: J. David Musgraves