A new type of glass — thin, flexible, and capable of storing energy at high temperatures (for use in high-power applications) — has been created by researchers at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute. The glass — which is about 1/10th the thickness of display glass — could prove very useful for a variety of applications in photovoltaics, EV power electronics, wind turbine generators, aerospace electronics, etc, according to the researchers. In particular, the researchers note that the glass may help to improve the affordability and reliability of future hybrid-electric and plug-in electric vehicles.
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