A team of scientists, at the University of Tokyo, has created an entirely new type of glass that is almost as strong as steel and iron.
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A team of scientists, at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, has created an entirely new type of glass that is nearly as tough as steel. The Young’s Modulus (basically, an indicator of rigidity) of the newly-developed material is twice as that of regular oxide glass, and is almost the same as that of steel and iron. The researchers believe that the glass could soon be used to create lightweight products with impressive optical properties. According to the researchers, the breakthrough could herald a whole new generation of incredibly sturdy windows and tableware. What is more, it could be used to produce super-durable displays for a range of electronics, including smartphones, tablets and computers.