Emerging Technologies Ⅳ

Holographic glass

A holographic diffractive glass developed by a research team in Boston, USA, concentrates light of certain colors into a selected orientation. Use this glass window to break down the natural light into a spectral combination and direct the light to the ceiling and reflect it to every corner of the room. Even in a room without a window, you can “get” the sunlight from the reflective wall through the air duct. The light is diffused by the holes to the ceiling.

Thermostat glass

A British company has successfully developed a thermochromic glass called Cloud Glue, a synthetic glass with a plastic film on both sides and a polymer water solvent. It is transparent in the low temperature environment, absorbs the heat energy of sunlight, and becomes opaque white color when the ambient temperature rises, and blocks the heat energy of sunlight, thereby effectively regulating the indoor temperature.


The University of Florida has developed a new bioglass with a combination of bioactive energy and active tissue. This bioglass is biocompatible and can be used in artificial bones and artificial gums.

Antenna glass

A Japanese company has successfully developed a TV antenna window glass. The inner layer of the glass is embedded with a very fine antenna. When installed, the indoor TV can present a clearer picture.

Thin paper glass

German scientists have created an ultra-thin glass that can be used in optoelectronics, biosensors, computer displays and other modern technologies. It is only 0.003 mm thick.

Information glass

The University of Tokushima in Japan invented a glass that can record information. When recording information, the laser is concentrated on a point inside the glass by an optical microscope, and an irradiation is completed in 30 picoseconds, leaving a recording spot, and scanning the spot by laser scanning when reading information. This kind of recorded information can be carried out at room temperature, and its performance is higher than the disc used by everyone.

Contaminated color changing glass

The California Air Pollution Observatory has developed a pollution-resistant glass that can detect pollution. When the glass is contaminated by a polluted gas, it can change color, for example, when it is contaminated by acid gas, it turns green, when it is contaminated with an amine gas, it turns yellow-gray, etc., and it is widely used for making pollution detecting materials and labeling materials. .

Carbon dioxide glass

The Osaka Industrial Technology Research Institute of Japan Industrial Technology Institute has developed a carbon dioxide-permeable glass film that can be applied to the glass window of a living room to discharge carbon dioxide gas from the room. It has different amounts of carbon dioxide transmitted under different humidity conditions. The higher the humidity, the higher the permeability.

Electrolytic atomized glass

Electrolytic atomized glass, which has the functions of scratch resistance, scratch resistance, comfortable and soft hand feeling, without sweat stains and fingerprint printing. It changes the cold and blunt perception of traditional glass. Its biggest feature is that after the electrolysis atomized glass is energized, it will automatically produce surface atomization effect, instantly change the transparency, and it looks like the ordinary white wall on the outside. Japanese transparent public toilets are the effect of applying electrolytically atomized glass.

Foam glass

Bulgarian building materials experts have developed a foam glass that has good biostability, does not rot, has poor hygroscopicity, is easy to process, and is easily bonded to other building materials. This new type of foam glass has been successfully manufactured on the basis of liquid glass with various mineral components.

Self-cleaning glass

The University of Tokyo in Japan invented a titanium dioxide-coated glass that prevents dirt and water spots from accumulating on the surface, achieving automatic cleaning and shock-proof effects, and can clean the glass window without any effort.

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