Led by engineering science and mechanics professor Michael Lanagan, a team at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute is developing a new use for glass that could make future hybrid-electric and plug-in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable.

The team has collaborated with Nippon Electric Glass and State-College based Strategic Polymer Sciences on developing thin and flexible glass customized to store energy at high temperatures and for high power applications, such as electric vehicle power electronics.

Postdoctoral researcher Mohan Manoharan and colleagues reported their findings in a recent paper, titled “Flexible Glass for High Temperature Energy Storage Capacitors,” featured in the journal Energy Technology.

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