German researchers say they’ve developed a groundbreaking method of applying nanoparticle films to automobile glass, making windshields and sunroofs tougher and less prone to icy condensation in the morning. Volkswagen AG is involved in the study, which is expected to develop a commercially available industrial process within three years. The prototype process uses high-energy ionized noble gas to bombard a large plate of indium tin oxide (ITO), sputtering the resulting ITO ...

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