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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Transparent Wood

Scientists Create Transparent Wood: Superstrong Material Could Replace Glass in Windows and Even Cars

To create it, researchers chemically removed lignin from wood. Resulting see-through material is twice as strong as Plexiglass

Mark Prigg | May 17, 2016

Researchers have unveiled a radical new way to use wood - by making it transparent.
They say the breakthrough could lead to new materials for windows, and is even strong enough to use in cars.
The team behind the chemical treatment also say it could be used to build advanced solar panels.
 'It can be used in automobiles when the wood is made both transparent and high strength,' said Dr. Mingwei Zhu, the co-first author of the paper, a visiting professor at the University of Maryland. 

"Swedish scientists develop transparent wood to brighten homes, buildings naturally." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Swedish scientists develop transparent wood to brighten homes, buildings naturally. April 1, 2016) and (This Swedish Scientist's Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture. A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters. April 6, 2016)>

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