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The special glass manufacturer Schott, driving the development of glass above, the thinner than a hair
Fredrik von Erichsen
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A laser pierces tiny holes in a thin pane of glass. Pride shows employee earnings – the small pane of glass stands in the Schott AG in Mainz for a technique by which the 131 years old company wants to reinvent
Through the holes in the glass pipes can be performed. the electronic components such as processor or data storage interconnect. “The shorter the conductor, the less energy loss and the longer the battery life about in a smartphone”, explains project manager Rüdiger Sprengard. Also, the pace of the transfer of data can be increased.
glass offers the advantage that it is highly voltage resistant and simultaneously thermally robust and reliable. “The packaging of components – ie the compact accommodation in a housing – promises more power and provides the industry with new applications.” With the use of glass instead of silicon could the pace during data transfer by processors due to higher electronic insulation compared to the prior Technology will eightfold says Sprengard. A ten-fold increase speed is possible during data transfer of memory devices.
The really very brittle material glass can be made extremely thin and flexible by chemical procedures such as the exchange of ions and special cutting and production techniques. The discs are then only 50 microns thick – about a human hair. In the laboratories will but already worked on the development of Dünnstgläsern with tens of micrometers, told Schott Research Executive Hans-Joachim Konz.
Schott took the development of the art in front ungeführ five years. Since 2014, the company is in the process with customers to develop specific solutions and so enter into the market development. In the first products ultrathin glass is already built – such as an infrared cut filter in smartphone cameras