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Non Reflecting Glass? May 4, 2006

Posted by cbeech in Science.

When light passes through material such as glass, a portion of its energy is lost as it reflects off the material’s surface. Researchers at Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Riken) have come up with a theoretical design for preventing this phenomenon from occurring.

The researchers have designed a prism of engineered material — metamaterial comprised of an arrangement of nano-coils of precious metals such as gold or silver — embedded in a solid glass-like material. The prism structure has a negative refractive index, which makes it truly transparent to light, allowing it to pass freely through with no reflection.




1. K.Copeland - June 28, 2006

Can one duplicate the chemical process easily so as to reduce the reflection from a large portrait-size picture.
I have a marvelous African picture but the prorective glass reflects the windows at the opposite end of the room.

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