[time-nuts] Lifetime of glass containers
dgcarlson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 15 15:56:42 EDT 2009
Not to charge in, but I've looked at ordinary window pane glass in very old
buildings and you can actually see the rippling effect that occurred over
time, showing the "flow" of the glass toward the lower edge of the pane. One
presumes that the panes were relatively uniform when installed 120 years
earlier. Sounds liquid to me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 12:23
Subject: [time-nuts] Lifetime of glass containers
dave at uk-ar.co.uk said:
> Or as someone else suggested, use a Glass container. So long as you
> don't want it to last for many 100's of years, as Glass is not a
> solid, it is a "super cooled fluid" and as such it flows like Ice over
> time, just that it takes much much longer to do so!
As best as I can tell, the glass-is-a-liquid story is bunk.
I was going to ask if anybody had tried to measure it. That seems like
something a time-nut would know about.
The astronomers have been running tests for years. Their mirrors don't seem
to sag enough to notice, and they are very good at noticing tiny
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