As a result of a study carried out by scientists from Sweden, China, USA, Germany and Russia, tough enough to scratch even a diamond, the world’s toughest glass produced. In the science journal called National Science Review according to the published article this glass, due to its exceptional mechanical and electronic properties, to replace semiconductor silicones may be a candidate.
of scientists “ultra-hard, ultra-strong and semiconductor”
This material, which he describes as , is expected to be used in solar cells due to its robustness to the strongest conditions. But scientists due to high costs states that it is a problem for now to start mass production for this glass.
The world’s hardest glass was obtained using fullerene
In studies conducted at Yanshan University in China, fullerene, a molecule that is used in cosmetic products and consists of 60 carbon atoms, was used. By tempering this molecule with a pressure of 25 GPa and 1,200 degrees Celsius, scientists 12 hours later, named AM-I, AM-II and AM-III three different widgets achieved.
AM-III, one of the tools obtained as a result of long efforts, the toughest specimen of its kind ever registered as. The durability of natural diamond stone reaches 50 to 70 gigapascals, while the durability of AM-III is 1 in the published article. reached 13 gigapascals highlighted.
The fact that the AM-III is both so powerful and packed with mechanical and electronic features as solar cells and guns showed that it is suitable for use in devices operating at high pressures and temperatures. The field of use of this invention, which has made a great impression in the scientific world, is expected to be quite wide due to the fact that the device is a semiconductor, but according to the explanations, the high cost of this crystalline glass for now prevents scientists from mass production.