A paper published in the journal National Science Review (NSR) recently introduced a new type of glass developed in lab: AM-III, the hardest glass material known to date that can scratch diamond crystals and is almost as strong as diamond.
In addition to the superior strength, AM-III is also characterized by its electronic properties and heat resistance. In other words, besides it approaches the strength of diamond, the new material also provides good conductivity, which is a property that diamond does not have. This material has a broad application prospect in the future. It may potentially be used in areas such as bulletproof glass, military armament, and photovoltaic applications.