Dichroic glass – A specialty

June 24, 2018

Dichroic glass has fantastic multicolored and reflective properties. When you look at this glass, it appears to have more than one color at the same time, especially when viewed with different lighting.
Its production is fascinating and resource intense as multiple ultra-thin layers of different metals (such as gold or silver), oxides of such metals (such as titanium, chromium, aluminium) or silica are vaporised by an electron beam in a vacuum chamber. The vapor then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. Dichroic glass is only made by a handful of manufacturers that have the required high-tech equipment.