Shatter-Proof Mobile Phones Could Soon be a Reality

Shatter-Proof Mobile Phones Could Soon be a Reality


Delicate screens of mobile phone and their vulnerability to shocks and strains have been a matter of concern. The mobile screens have glass at their interface, which calls for a stronger crystal to retain the integrity of the front surface and make it resistant to shocks. A recent research conducted by the Australian National University (ANU) revealed that a certain atomic structure of glass could lead to the invention of shatter-proof mobile screens. The experiments conducted at the institute reinstated that computer modelling and glass genesis experiments could realign the structure of glasses and make them resistant to fractures.  

Study of Glass Composition Fetches Positive Results

It was found that the internal structuring of glasses is meticulously ordered which makes it possible to integrate the atoms and increase the strength. Alumino-silicate, the form of glass used in mobile screens, was analyzed by the researchers who claim that the load could substantially be increased to consolidate the glass type. The researchers also emphasized on the presence of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium in the glass mix, each element’s presence contributing to the flexibility of the glass.

Attaining New Research Standards

The research has traced a long path involving international collaborations, inputs from reckoned laboratories, and a host of scientist in the field of physics, chemistry, geochemistry, and material sciences. The scrutiny took a pensive approach by studying the role of lava oceans in the geological setup of the earth. 1000 degree Celsius temperate was forged to measure the viscosity of glass, which gave deeper insights to the researchers. The researchers believe that the postulates derived from the study could also pave way for producing a glass form that can store nuclear waste better than the current practices.