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New Thin, Flexible Glass Developed — Applications In Energy Storage

Flexible Glass Image Credit: Penn State Materials Research Institute

Flexible Glass
Image Credit: Penn State Materials Research Institute

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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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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