Submit your abstract for Science and Technology of Glasses, Glass Ceramics, and Optical Materials at PACC-FMAs

Science and Technology of Glasses, Glass Ceramics, and Optical Materials: Submit your abstract before Jan. 15, 2020! Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020), July 19–23, 2020 Is your research focused on advanced structural characterizations of glasses, glass transition and relaxation, integrated optical systems, and other related applications of glass and optical materials? You’re invited to submit an abstract for the symposium “Science and Technology of Glasses, Glass Ceramics, and Optical Materials” at PACC-FMAs 2020 in Panama City, Panama. Topics include chalcogenide and non-oxide glasses, material manufacturing methods for new optical applications, novel glass formulations and

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