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How transparent ceramics is gaining attention from wide range of industrial
Transparent ceramics are now garnering attention across a broad spectrum of
industrial applications, from bulletproof vests, self-cleaning windows, air conditioning
systems, and infrared domes to LED panels and solar panels. In contrast to traditional
glass, single-crystalline and polycrystalline single-ceramic technologies provide the
same transparency but are tougher and stronger than single crystalline technologies.
Using these two technologies together opens up new design possibilities that open the
door to a host of possible applications in numerous industries.
Transparent ceramics is a revolutionary material that allows thermal radiation to pass
through the material with no absorption. This material was first developed back in
the 1970s by Richard Seligman. Since then it has gone through numerous
advancements and improvements. Basically, transparent ceramics consist of two
different materials, both comprised of millions of interconnected carbon nanotubes.
The innermost layer of the two-layered nanotube structure is transparent while the
outermost is opaque. This gives transparent ceramics the ability to change their
transmittance depending on the optical conditions and heat sources present in a
One of the most popular uses for transparent ceramics is in the creation of infrared
(IR) window curtains for use in warehouses and industrial buildings. These curtains
would allow heat to escape from the building while keeping the interior comfortable.
Because Transparent Ceramics is transparent, the amount of heat would reflect back
onto the building instead of being absorbed.
Another place where Transparent Ceramics can be used is in the creation of high-
efficiency spark plasma sintering processes. In this process, the use of high-pressure
steam and high-speed industrial fans help to create an intense plasma field which in