It sounds like science fiction, but scientists have actually created transparent wood. Researchers have developed a transparent wood material that they believe could replace glass in windows in the future. < / P > < p > the researchers point out that heat is easily transferred through glass, especially in single-layer glass. The transfer of heat or cooling through glass to the home will result in higher energy costs and may mean more pollution to the environment due to higher electricity demand. Moreover, the production of glass will generate about 25000 metric tons of emissions per year. < / P > < p > transparent wood is a kind of fast-growing low-density Basha wood, which is treated by room temperature oxidation bath. The oxidation bath process makes the wood almost transparent after processing. After the oxidation bath, the wood is impregnated with a synthetic polymer called polyvinyl alcohol to create an almost transparent product. < / P > < p > the natural cellulose in the wood structure and the energy absorbing polymer fillers used in transparent wood make it more durable and lighter than glass. The material can withstand more impact, and if it breaks it will bend or split rather than break, which means there is less chance of producing sharp cutting fragments. Basham is also a sustainable and renewable resource with low carbon emissions. < / P > < p > the process of converting wood into transparent materials is compatible with existing industrial processing equipment, which makes it easier to transform manufacturing. It is not clear when the material may enter the commercial market, and the technical side has not mentioned which industries the material may be suitable for. Global Tech

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