Decoding the glass ‘genome’ contributes to new functional materials
From protecting our most valuable works of art to enabling smartphone displays, glass has become one of our most important materials. Making it even more versatile is the next challenge. Developing new glass compositions is largely a time-consuming, trial-and-error exercise. But now scientists have developed a way to decode the glass ‘genome’ and design different compositions of the material without making and melting every possibility.