The morning after: an ultra-thin layer of gold and titanium could prevent lenses from fogging up
All I want for Christmas is for my glasses to not fog up. And Swiss scientists could make this wish come true. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a gold nanocoating which heats the lens up to 46 degrees Fahrenheit by absorbing a large amount of infrared radiation – and keeps your glasses fog free. Most protective treatments only spread water using hydrophilic molecules, but this nano-thin layer can even prevent condensation from forming.
The research group thinks the layer could also reduce fogging on car windshields, and future implementations could work on mirrors, windows and more. The coating deposits gold between layers of titanium oxide, which amplifies the refractive heating effect and protects the gold against wear – titanium is much stronger. And although gold is expensive, the amount needed is so small that it shouldn’t increase the price of your eyewear if the technology makes its way into consumer eyewear.
– Matt Smith
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