A glass that researchers will put the label of "multifunctional" and is based on superficial nano textures, this produces a series of conical features, it's always clean and resists fog and glare.As I said at the beginning, a crystal whose implications for the future and to carry out a process for manufacturing with low cost, could be applied to optical devices, smartphone screens, televisions, solar panels, car windows or even buildings.According account Kyoo-Chul Park, one of the researchers:
Photovoltaic panels can lose up to 40% of its efficiency in six months in the form of dust and dirt that accumulates on the surface. However, this solar panel will be protected with its own system of self-cleaning windows so it would end these problems.
Furthermore, the panel would be more effective because more light is transmitted through its surface rather than being reflected, especially when the sun rays are inclined at an acute angle with the panel. This new anti-reflective surface finishes the problems.Not only that, the new multifunctional surface created by the MIT is able to repel water and keep the panels "clean" reflection losses.To give us an idea, the video was filmed with a Phantom high speed camera testing the capabilities of the structure with water. The result is that every drop on the surface eventually becomes a spherical ball that bounces. A new structure whose implications for the future are unimaginable.