New family of UV-shielding glass invented
Today’s Video of the Day from Penn State describes a new family of glass that will be ideal for designing low-thickness lenses.
The researchers added zinc oxide to germanosilicate glass to produce a material that has a high refractive index.
The samples also proved to be highly transparent and flexible with good UV-shielding properties. This means the glass could be used to form lenses for glasses or to make windows.
“The motivation for the study was the need for new glass compositions that have a high refractive index while still being processable at an industrial scale,” said Professor John Mauro.
The study is published in the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids.
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