Crystal optic art dichroic chameleon NASA glass cube called "Cubik". 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 3 inches x 3 inches x 3 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.
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