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 specific area.

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