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New research brings transparent wood closer to real-world application

from Woodworking Network

New developments have been made in the study of transparent wood, which first made waves in March 2016 when Swedish researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology discovered that they were able to remove the lignin in wood, the molecule that makes it rigid and dark in color, and replace it with epoxy. Engineers at the University of Maryland demonstrated later that year that windows made of transparent wood could provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass. This study was published in the Journal of Advanced Materials. more

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