Crystal optic art dichroic chameleon NASA glass pyramid called "Luxor". "Lightning in a Cube" electrical patterns where used to create internal fractal inclusions to resemble lightning bolts patterns inside each sculpture. Please seach Captured Lightning Cube on YouTube to see a similiar process.Similar to the legends Toland Sands, Jack Storms and Jon Kuhn at a fraction of the cost so that everyone can enjoy the infinite colors and patterns. Brand new measure approximately 6 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches. Please see other art glass creations such as the dichroic pyramid called "Luxor". Also, see videos of items in action on you tube and search the name "zenien nasa glass cubik" & "zenien nasa glass luxor".
Created by NASA in the 1960's Dichroic "Chameleon" Glass is a technology wherein extremely thin films of metal are vacuum deposited on a glass surface. The coated glass shields spacecraft instruments from cosmic radiation and protects human vision from unfiltered sunlight in space. Because the coating process allows some wavelengths of light and color to reflect and others to pass through, a chameleon effect is produced. Murray Schwartz, a former aerospace engineer, has based his business KROMA on this NASA optical technology. He produces dichroic stained glass windows, mobiles and jewelry.
The technique involves deposition of superthin layers of metal oxides applied one layer at a time in a specific order and thickness for the desired effect. His product line is unique and has been very successful.
When a beam of light being dispersed by a chameleon glass and note how the wave nature of light is both consistent with and a deeper explanation of the fact that white light can be broken up into differing infinite colors and patterns. White light - like sunlight - is made up of light of a continuous, wide variety of wavelengths. Longer wavelengths, like red light, possess smaller frequencies, while shorter wavelengths, like blue light, possess larger frequencies. In a vacuum, all wavelengths travel at the same speed: frequency multiplied by wavelength equals the speed of light.The bluer wavelengths have more energy, and so their electric and magnetic fields are stronger than the redder wavelength light. When you pass this light through a dispersive medium like chameleon glass, all of the different wavelengths respond slightly differently. The more energy you have in your electric and magnetic fields, the greater the effect they experience from passing through a this glass. The frequency of all light remains unchanged, but the wavelength of higher-energy light shortens by a greater amount than lower-energy light. As a result, even though all light travels slower through a medium than vacuum, redder light slows by a slightly smaller amount than blue light, leading to many fascinating optical phenomena, such as the existence of rainbows as sunlight breaks into different wavelengths similar to how it passes through water drops and droplets. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "zenien" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.