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Will Your Next Smart Phone Have a Sapphire Screen?

When it comes to smart phone screens, strength and durability is an integral feature to prevent a cracked smart phone. Technology has looked to sapphire as a means to create the strongest mobile phone screens.

A recent report in MIT’s ‘Technology Review’, suggests that synthetic sapphire would be a near-indestructible alternative to the durable glass that is currently used in may smart phone screens. Synthetic sapphire is made using the same methods sapphire is created in nature. A process involving the heating and melting aluminum dioxide, and allowing it to crystallize creates a synthetic sapphire. This study identifies sapphire as the world’s second most rigid material, and a smart phone screen made of this would be protected against scratching and cracking. Only diamonds are considered stronger.  …