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SCIENTIFIC GLASSBLOWING AT CSU:
Design, fabrication, modification and repair of experimental laboratory glassware
Technical advice to scientific and engineering staff regarding the function, properties and proposed design of glass apparatus
Consulting regarding the effects of vacuum and chemical environments on glasses, metals and ceramics
Prototype and production vacuum, distillation and electro-optical systems
Ultra-cleaning of glass, ceramic and metal surfaces
RF and conventional fusion of glass-metal seals, glass-ceramic and graded glass seals
Solder glass sealing of optics to glass, ceramics and metals
Equipment design for glass redrawing, straightening, coiling, and precision square-, rectangular- and tapered-bore tubing
Precision cutting of glass and ceramics
Glass fracture and polarascopic stress analysis
Project definition, brainstorming, literature searching, technical writing, and product design and evaluation
These services are available by contract and at a cost. Inquire for details - I don't work for free, and neither should you!
Glassblowing classes and training are NOT offered, and there are NO employment opportunities in this one-man shop, so please don't ask.
OF INTEREST TO RESEARCHERS:
Schlenk 'Airfree' Manifolds
Grant Funding Applications
PUBLICATIONS AND TECH REPORTS:
situ NMR spectroscopy of combustion [J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125, 13298 (2003)]
[C&E News, Chemical and Engineering News 81, no. 44, 34, (2003)] of previous article. Review in
Nature [Nature, 426, 508 (2003)] of previous article in html or pdf format. Review in
[la Rech., la Recherche 372, 10 (2004)] of previous article (394 KB file, french language).
Devitrification of glass
What is the difference between black and
brown Viton ? ®
How do you seal a quartz Brewster's angle window to a tube?
What's the difference between
glass etching and glass corrosion?
Why does glass change color when irradiated?
What is the role of oxygen in glass?
Survey of UV-setting adhesives.
'Dihydrogen Monoxide Demonstration Devices', my entry to the colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences First Annual (2006) 'Art & Science Exhibition'
Home-made parallel jaw pliers for forming glass
A picture of me.
CAUTION! HUMOR: A history of the invention of ceramics.
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that employs optically pumped noble gasses for use as contrasting agents in magnetic resonance imaging
- I do a lot of work for this lab.
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