Chinese scientists have reportedly developed glass material as hard as a diamond tentatively named AM-III which can widely be used in the hi-tech industry.

Now, Chinese scientists develop glass as hard as a diamond; will it be used for weapons?

Chinese scientists have reportedly developed glass material as hard as a diamond tentatively named AM-III which can widely be used in the hi-tech industry.

The AM-III is apparently a semiconductor which can reportedly pass electric current. The AM-III is made of carbon which can also be used to make a bulletproof window and is a semiconductor almost as efficient as silicon, reports say.

AM-III’s ability to be used as a photoelectric device can make it a product of interest to manufacture weapons due to its ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

Scientists have developed a glass-like material that is around as hard as diamond and conducts electricity.

In a pre-print research article, scientists, mostly from China but also from the U.S., Sweden, Germany, and Russia, detailed what they called an “ultrahard, ultrastrong, semiconducting” synthetic carbon.

The team say the material, known as an amorphous material (AM) referred to as “glassy,” is the hardest of its type yet discovered.

The ultrastrong semiconducting device has wide applications however mass production is still a long way off. The new material developed by scientists in northern China can reportedly leave deep scratches on a diamond.

Reports say the bulletproof quality of the AM-III is maybe twenty to hundred times better than a conventional product available in the market.

The transparent AM-III can also be produced in various shapes and sizes, according to scientists.

Diamonds are commonly known as the hardest material in the world and is also the most scratch-resistant material found on the planet.

A Diamond is considered matchless in toughness and scratch-resistant qualities. It is also the hardest and most durable gemstone on the planet.

Diamonds are found in several countries with Russia, Botswana, Canada, Angola, South Africa, DR Congo, Nambia, Lesotho, Tanzania and Australia being the top producers.

Originally Published By WioNews

By Arsalan Ahmad

Arsalan Ahmad is a Research Engineer working on 2-D Materials, graduated from the Institute of Advanced Materials, Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arsalanahmad-materialsresearchengr/