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MIT Scientists Create Glare- and Reflection-Free Glass

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Apr 26, 2012, 7:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a paper highlighting a new method for creating glass that eliminates glare, reflections, and is water repellant / superhydrophobic. The effect is created through the way in which the surface of the glass panel is formed. This is achieved by creating thin layers of materials, including a photoresistant layer, and then etching them away, giving the surface a pattern of nanoscale cones with a height-to-base ratio of 5:1. The glass allows 100% of the light hitting it to pass through, which would boost the efficiency of other technologies such as LCDs housed against the glass. The researchers believe the material could have myriad uses, such as in swimming goggles, car windshields, camera lenses, TVs, and of course smartphone and tablet displays. The researchers believe the glass can be mass produced at a reasonable cost, but this new glass is not yet a hardened material, such as Corning's Gorilla Glass. It would need to be strengthened before it could be used in devices where durability is a concern.

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Apr 26, 2012, 7:25 PM

dont we already have those??

on eyeglasses?

Apr 27, 2012, 2:52 PM

Hmm... the potential

This i actually very cool. The potential for this idea and future applications keep running through my mind. For example, currently, companies sell solar chargers for cell phones. Imagine if you could actually embed solar cells behind this glass that could maintain the charge on the phone as long as it is exposed to light. This may actually be a step toward one of the biggest issues in smart phones... battery life Very Happy
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