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cover glass

n.
2. A protective sheet of glass for a transparency.

cover glass

n
(Photography) a thin square of mounted glass used to protect a photographic slide

cov′er glass`


n.
a thin, round or square piece of glass used to cover an object mounted on a slide for microscopic observation. Also called cov′er slip`.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.cover glass - a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
plate glass, sheet glass - glass formed into large thin sheets
microscope slide, slide - a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
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The displays used in machine control systems need to be particularly durable, while high resolution is most important in medical applications, and lighting technology requires cover glasses with high light permeability and thermal load capacity.
As researchers revealed in their new paper on the glass-making process -- published in the journal Scientific Reports -- the new glass could be used for "windows in buildings and cars, cover glasses for smart-phones and substrates in Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) displays.
That is still only a tenth of a percent of total cover glass area shipments, as cover glasses for wearable devices are much smaller than those used in smartphones and tablet PCs.
It can also be applied to the highly curved surfaces of lenses, cover glasses, and tubes.