Transparent wood

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Transparent wood is a new composite wood material. It is 90% transparent and stronger than wood itself. It was made for the first time in 1992.

The material is biodegradeable.[1][2][3] Transparent wood it is also shatterproof. On the other hand, we do not know how long-lasting it is.

As soon as the news was released at the end of 2015, see-through wood had a big press reaction.[4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. St. Fluer, Nicholas (13 May 2016). "Wood that could be mistaken for glass". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. Scharping, Nathaniel (16 May 2015). "Transparent wood is a surprisingly versatile material". Discover. Online. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. Zhu, Mingwei; Song, Jianwei; Li, Tian; Gong, Amy; Wang, Yanbin; Dai, Jiaqi; Yao, Yonggang; Luo, Wei; Henderson, Doug; Hu, Liangbing (2016-05-04). "Highly Anisotropic, Highly Transparent Wood Composites". Advanced Materials. Wiley. 28 (26): 5181–5187. doi:10.1002/adma.201600427. ISSN 0935-9648.
  4. KTH The Royal Institute of Technology (30 Mar 2016). "Wood windows? Transparent wood material used for buildings, solar cells". Science Daily. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. Emily Reynolds (31 Mar 2016). "This transparent wood could be used to build windows". Wired UK. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  6. Daniel Akst (21 Apr 2016). "What Could We Build With Extra-Strong, See-Through Wood?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 Mar 2019.