Scientists were working to create ultra-thin, high-density glass when they made an unexpected discovery.
Strange things can happen if materials are used to their limits. For example, the discovery of a previously unknown liquid phase in glass.
Different types of glass are used in different ways, including in OLED displays and optical fibers. Ultra-thin glasses retain more of their liquid properties than ordinary glasses, which can lead to their instability and destruction. It is through efforts to address these problems that a new type of material has emerged.
It is important to note that the newly discovered liquid phase will serve to create thin glass that is more stable and denser than existing counterparts. Experiments with new material are expected to lead to entirely new types of devices.
Glass has always been considered a special type of material, it usually forms when a liquid solidifies. Although its properties become very similar to that of a solid, the internal structure of glass does not change much from the liquid phase. This is a pretty exciting transition that scientists still have fun studying.