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Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass that Corning Inc. developed and manufactures. Corning registered the Gorilla Glass brand name as a trademark.

Corning engineered Gorilla Glass to combine thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance. It is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable media players, portable computer displays, and some television screens.[1]

During manufacture, the glass is immersed in a molten alkaline salt bath using ion exchange to create compressive residual stress at the surface to reduce the glass' tendency to crack: for a crack to form, it would have to overcome the compressive stress.[2]

History

Corning experimented with chemically strengthened glass in 1960, as part of a "Project Muscle" initiative. Within a few years they had developed a "muscled glass"[3] named "Chemcor" glass. The product was used until the early 1990s in various commercial and industrial applications, including automotive, aviation and pharmaceutical uses,[3] with particular use in approximately one hundred 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda racing cars, where minimizing the vehicle's weight is essential.[4] Experimentation was revived in 2005, investigating whether the glass could be made thin enough for use in consumer electronics, it was brought into commercial use when Apple asked Corning for a toughened glass that would eventually go into the iPhone.[1]

Development

Corning further developed the material for a variety of smartphones and other consumer electronics devices for a range of companies.[5][6][7]

The manufacturer, Corning Inc., says that Gorilla Glass' material's primary properties are its high scratch resistance (protective coating), and its hardness (with a Vickers hardness test rating of 622 to 701)[8] — which allows thin glass without fragility. The material can also be recycled.[5]

Gorilla Glass by 2010 had been used in approximately 20 percent of mobile handsets worldwide, about 200 million units.[9] The second generation, called "Gorilla Glass 2", was introduced in 2012 and On October 24, Corning announced that over one billion mobile devices used Gorilla Glass.[10] Gorilla Glass 2 is 20 percent thinner than the original Gorilla Glass.[11]

Gorilla Glass 3 was introduced at CES 2013. According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 3 is up to three times more scratch-resistant than the previous version of the product, demonstrating an enhanced ability to resist deep scratches that typically weaken glass.[12] The promotional material for Gorilla Glass 3 claims that it is 40% more scratch-resistant, in addition to being more flexible.[13] Gorilla Glass 3 is the outcome of the first time that Corning used atomic-scale modeling before the material was melted in laboratories, with the prediction of the optimal composition attained through the application of rigidity theory.[14]

The difference in brittleness (correlated by Young’s Modulus) between Gorilla Glass 2 and 3 is 71.5 and 69.3 GPa respectively. This is a 3% difference. As a comparison, glass is usually around 50-90 GPa, mother of pearl is on average 70 GPa. The axial stress (Poisson’s Ratio) is almost exactly the same, 0.21 to 0.22, which can easily be due to systematic and rounding errors. The fracture toughness decreased from 0.68 to 0.66 MPa; in other words Gorilla Glass 3 is harder but more brittle.[15]

The latest Gorilla Glass has silver ion doping that can effectively kill over 90% of bacteria.[16]

Corning has indicated that other areas of interest in future improvements include making it less reflective and less susceptible to fingerprint smudges, as well as changing the surface treatments and the way it is finished.[11]

Manufacture

During its manufacture, Gorilla Glass is toughened by ion exchange. The material is submersed in molten potassium salt at a temperature of approximately 400 °C (750 °F), whereby smaller sodium ions leave the glass to be replaced by larger potassium Ions from the Salt Bath. The larger Ions occupy more space and are pressed together when the glass cools, causing Potassium Ions to diffuse far into the surface, thereby creating a 'surface' layer of high compressive stress deep into the glass, a layer more resistant to damage from everyday use.[17]

Corning manufactures Gorilla Glass in Harrodsburg, Kentucky (USA), Asan (Korea),[18] and in Taiwan.

Related Corning glass technologies

On October 26, 2011, Corning announced the commercial launch of Lotus Glass, designed for [22]

In 2012 Corning introduced Willow Glass,[23] a flexible glass based on borosilicate glass,[24] designed for use as a display substrate and recommended for use with Gorilla Glass as a cover glass.

See also

References

  1. ^ "FAQs". Gorilla Glass. Corning. March 10, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gorilla glass ( .
  3. ^ a b Pogue, David (December 9, 2010). "Gorilla Glass, the Smartphone's Unsung Hero". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Isaacson, Walter (2011). "36 – The iPhone: Three Revolutionary Products in One". Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster. pp. 471–72.  
  5. ^ a b "FAQs". Gorilla Glass. Corning. Retrieved 2001-10-08. 
  6. ^ Nusca, Andrew (December 22, 2009). "The science behind stronger display glass on your phone, computer". SmartPlanet. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Full Products List". Gorilla Glass. Corning. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Gorilla Glass". Technical Materials. Corning. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ Ulanoff, Lance (January 12, 2011). "Why Is Gorilla Glass So Strong?".  
  10. ^ News release, Corning, Oct 24, 2012 .
  11. ^ a b "Corning, After Thinning Out Gorilla Glass, Makes New Generation Tougher". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  12. ^ "Gorilla Glass". Corning. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  13. ^ Lidsky, David (2013-02-11). "Corning". Most innovative companies. Fast Company. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  14. ^ Wray, Peter. "Gorilla Glass 3 explained (and it is a modeling first for Corning!)". Ceramic Tech Today. The American Ceramic Society. 
  15. ^ http://www.evolutivelabs.com/blogs/news/11840361-gorilla-glass-2-vs-3
  16. ^ http://www.corning.com/news_center/news_releases/2014/2014010601.aspx
  17. ^ "How It's Made: Ion-exchange process". Gorilla Glass. Corning. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Corning Announces Transfer of Corning® Gorilla® Glass Production". Corning. March 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  19. ^ "Corning Unveils Corning Lotus Glass for High-Performance Displays – New composition enables OLED and next generation liquid crystal displays".  
  20. ^ "Corning Lotus Glass and Gorilla Glass 2".  
  21. ^ "Corning Lotus Glass to compliment Gorilla Glass". Smart keitai. October 26, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Corning and Samsung Mobile Display Form New OLED Glass Venture – New business expands Corning's long-standing collaboration with Samsung" (press release). Corning. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  23. ^ McEntegart, Jane (4 June 2012). "Tom's Hardware, Gorilla Glass Maker Corning Debuts Flexible Willow Glass". Tom’s hardware. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  24. ^ "Willow Glass" (fact sheet).  
  25. ^ "Gorilla Glass maker unveils ultra-thin and flexible Willow Glass". Physics News. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  26. ^ "Xensation".  

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