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"Transparent aluminum previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion."
In this week’s Nature Physics an international team, led by Oxford University scientists, report that a short pulse from the FLASH laser ‘knocked out’ a core electron from every aluminium atom in a sample without disrupting the metal’s crystalline structure. This turned the aluminium nearly invisible to extreme ultraviolet radiation. (emphasis mine)
Originally posted by Omniskeptic
How did "transparent" become "makes things behind it invisible"? Plexiglass is also transparent. Are you claiming that if we just made ships out of plexiglass they would be invisible?
Originally posted by grey580
Transparent aluminum isn't anything new.
It's acutally a ceramic. and they've been using it in the space shuttle windows for some time now.
there's even a wristwatch made out of it done by krieger watch.