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MIT researchers develop anti-fogging, self-cleaning, glare-free glass

Post Time:Apr 26,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:59

MIT researchers have developed a new way of creating surface textures on glass that virtually eliminates reflections, producing glass that is almost unrecognizable because of the absence of glare. The surface also causes water droplets to bounce right off, like tiny rubber balls, according to an April 26 MIT News report.

The new “multifunctional” glass, based on surface nanotextures that produce an array of conical features, is self-cleaning and resists fogging and glare, the researchers say. Ultimately, they hope it can be made using an inexpensive manufacturing process that could be applied to optical devices, the screens of smartphones and televisions, solar panels, car windshields and even windows in buildings, according to the report.

Watch a video describing the new technology

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