vitreous state

vitreous state

[′vi·trē·əs ‚stāt]
(solid-state physics)
A solid state in which the atoms or molecules are not arranged in any regular order, as in a crystal, and which crystallizes only after an extremely long time. Also known as glassy state.
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The Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL) at The Catholic University of America has been named the recipient of 14 awards from five different sponsors, totaling $5.7 million.
With this system, it is now possible to address the transition from a vitreous state to a crystal-line in real space by developing a scanning probe microscope that allows the study of its structure over a wide range of temperatures ranging from cryogenic temperatures to 1500 K.
The bubbler technology, which will be used at the site's Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), was modified from technology by Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL).
At about 800[degrees]C special ingredients in the formulation begin to "devitrify." They pass from a vitreous state to a crystalline state.
The under--cooling state it could be also the result of the presence of olivine and magnetite; their presence being more than 10%, which would favor the crystallization process and from here the vitreous state in the parts mass.
He began by making an exclusive partnership arrangement with Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL), which developed and patented a process for converting hazardous waste into glass.