World’s Thinnest Glass Makes It To The Guinness Book Of World Records

Most popular inventions were never done intentionally, the reason being no one at that time was actually gunning for those. X-rays, Ink-Jet printers, Microwave ovens and many more were results of accidents. Now when scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm were busy in finding ways to produce pure graphene, they stumbled in what they initially termed as “muck”. On further investigation they found it to be a layer of glass which was made up of silicon and oxygen. The million-dollar question then was how this ultra-thin glass was formed? The researchers blame it on an air leak that fuelled the reaction between the copper foils being used for the graphene research project and a quartz furnace.


David A. Muller who leads the team of researchers, states that this invention has enabled them to find out the exact arrangement of atoms in the glass for the first time. With time they hope that this ultra-thin glass will find its way into transistors and help in increasing processing speed in computers and smartphones. For the meanwhile though, the glass which is just two atoms thick has found its way to the Guinness Book of World Records to be published in 2014.

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  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Strength of the glass is more important than the thickness of a glass.If the glass is produced very thin and if it has very low strength, Whats the use of it and the application of it was also affected. If you are an engineer,what will You will opt for? a thinner one or a stronger one?
  • Satya Swaroop Dash
    Satya Swaroop Dash
    While we can argue about the thickness, this discovery was not about finding use but for research. With a glass this thin, researchers have now got a chance of finding out more about the molecular structure of glass. But thin glass can find a way to gadgets if it can be protected by some kind of protection as thin as itself. Fingers crossed.

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