Imagine my surprise when clicking on a link to read about Gorilla Glass and come across a revelation of this size:
No, this is the company's mascot. The revelation is here:
(Gorilla Glass) is on the touchscreen of all phones, like the iPhone and Android, in addition to the iPad and iPod touch. it's an incredible story. Corning invented this material in the 1960s, but did not know what to do with it. Some years ago, someone showed Steve Jobs a piece of this glass. The guy threw the piece into a bag full of keys and started to shake it out; he left without a scratch! Jobs immediately grasped the idea of ??using it on the iPhone. Today, Apple buys virtually all of the Gorilla Glass that Corning can make. Apple is his No. 1 consumer.
This is what a scientist told David Pogue during an annual conference by the Materials Research Society. The columnist of New York Times, of course, turned it into a text. Now it remains to be seen how much of this conversation is actually. What do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments!
And, if knowing how things are done is something that interests you, listen: Gorilla Glass is made with a bath in melted salt that makes the sodium ons in the glass be replaced by potassium, which is much bigger and increases the compression of the material when being cooled. This surface of compressed potassium makes the glass more resistant. Cool, huh? (Now you can explain to your children, nephews and the like why your iPhone's glass is special.)