Cornel showed the next-gen Gorilla Glass
Cornel, the company which makes the Gorilla Glass protection for tablet and smartphone displays is developing a new generation of layers with anti-reflection and anti-microbial abilities. Cornel revealed some of the details about the technology at the MIT Mobile Technology Summit. The well-known test of a 4-pound steel ball dropping on the Gorilla Glass was performed by the Jeffrey Evenson – one of the key figures in R&D department.
Some of the main points of the glass technology were also mentioned. The layer can withstand a huge amount of pressure (strength of 10 gigapascals). The glass is very stable; it would take 20 trillion years to create a sag in the thickness. That means the new tech will ensure the dimensional stability of the future smartphones. The glass is 30 times more transparent than water and has almost the same transmission of light than the air – only 1 percent during a clear sunny day. The glass is also almost impermeable. An oxygen molecule will need 30 billion of years to pass through the glass, while it needs about two weeks to pass through the same thickness of plastic.
The glass has also new anti-reflection capabilities. While the best panels now show 5 % reflectivity, the new Gorilla Glass brings the percent down almost to zero – the reflectivity is just 1% more than the pure air. A sample of the anti-reflection tech was shown at the MIT Mobile presentation. The image shows a layer with a hole in the center, but actually it is not a hole – it is an area that features the next Gorilla Glass technology. According to Cornel, the new tech will be available in the next two years.
Source: Phone Arena