Art & Beauty
By mixing our metal nanoparticles into a glass melt it is possible to receive an opaque coloured glass. When light passes through the glass a new colour appears which depends on the mixture used. This dichroic effect in glass has been known at least since the 4th century A.D. when a highly skilled glassmaker produced the Lycurgus cup. The cup is famous for two aspects: The skillful cutting and grounding to get the figures and the green glass which changes to violet/pink upon change of light source angle.
Nanopartica GmbH have now managed to re-create a similar piece of dichroic glass but are also able to make other colours both in reflected as well as transmitted light. For further information please contact us.