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Tartu Scientists Create 'Smart Glass'

14.11.2011

Scientists at the University of Tartu have created a glass surface that can be rendered opaque at the flick of a button, allowing it to be used as window shades. The secret of the creation lies in a special spray-on gel, which after encountering the glass surface forms a five to 10 micrometer coat. Upon encountering an electric field, the gel changes its optical properties, ETV reported.

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