ICG announces the publication of a special edition of its R&D roadmap activities

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ICG has published a special edition of its R&D roadmap activities, which speaks about glass – a material that is at the heart of our optical fiber information networks as and central to so much of our sustainable energy provision, in large photovoltaic cells, solar concentrators, windmill blade reinforcing fibers and energy storage.

ICG has published a special edition of its R&D roadmap activities
For most mobile phone owners, a flat battery and no charger is ‘a fate worse than death’. Society expects both information and energy on tap. But as apps multiply so information flow rates must increase while the exhaustion of carbon based energy vectors requires renewable energy sources to fill the gap. This booklet concerns a material, glass, at the heart of our optical fiber information networks as and central to so much of our sustainable energy provision, in large photovoltaic cells, solar concentrators, windmill blade reinforcing fibers and energy storage. The glasses we have need improvement, the glasses we do not yet have must be found. Their properties must be more completely understood. This book offers a signpost for the next generation embarking on this exciting voyage of exploration and discovery. It has been generated by experts for all who wish to become expert.
The ICG Road Mapping process began in Strasbourg in 2007, at the XXI International Congress on Glass. Several road-mapping workshops followed, covering the most important R&D fields. The results were documented in the 1st edition of MAKING GLASS BETTER in 2010 and led to a reorganization of the TC cluster structure and the creation of new TCs. Since the world is ever changing - even the scientific one - road mapping must be an ongoing process. In the period from 2010-2013 new roadmap workshops with invited experts were arranged; the main results were summarized in the 2nd edition of MAKING GLASS BET...
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