Is This the Glass of the Future from Meta Materials Inc?
At first you see an ordinary Microwave. But look closer – this is about a material that transcends the Microwave. And what’s are we geeking out over?
The glass on the microwave.
Meta Materials Inc
Meta Materials Inc is a technology company that specializes in research and development of advanced materials. Their focus is what’s called “Meta Materials” – including holography, lithography, wireless sensing, ARfusion, and PLASMAfusion.
Products include LiveLogo™ – tamper evident security labels, LiveOptik™ – taking ultra-high resolution images and turning them into security foils almost impossible to reproduce, and LumaChrome tamper resistant foils for packaging.
Meta is greek – “To go beyond”, and that is what they are doing. Metamaterials can do more than you expect, just like what I found out at CES 2023.
Glass on a Microwave
This is how it started for my journey. I saw a microwave that I could see into the door. A clear view of my food, instead of the half-tone covering that all microwaves have to block the harmful waves from getting out.
I talked with Rob on this technology, and he clued me in. The material this glass is made from. NANOWEB®. This is a transparent conductive film that can be inserted into glass (just like with this microwave). The conductive properties do more than just block those rays.
The transparency of glass can be 95-99% over alternative technologies. Add to the thick glass any microwave already has, and you’ll be able to see when that butter is melted, that hotdog is about to burst, or the chicken is thoroughly defrosted.
The Glass Warms Up
With a small bit of charge, the film can start to warm up. While this is not exciting for a Microwave (but perfect for an Oven or Air Fryer), this will be perfect for home, auto, and personal needs.
Imagine a car where all glass surfaces heat up to melt the snow and ice off (without those lines that a rear-window defroster has). How about a house where the windows counter the cold days? Charged by solar, so the windshield is clear when you head out to work, the store, or play.
Or maybe a pair of glasses of the future that don’t fog up when your outside? This will solve my snow shovelling issues on really cold days. I suppose it will also help keep my face warm…
This technology is flexible, and lightweight. And it can be put into glass or plastic. This means multiple items around your house could utilize the NANOWEB technology.
The Glass does 5G/6G Redirection?
Many companies are banking on 5G/6G technologies to help with communication, autonomous cars, and more. NANOWEB glass has a property that (while charged) can amplify a signal throughout a car, house, or building.
The windows become antennas for your phone and Wifi. Everything from windows, to TV monitors, and yes – even the Microwave – can reflect and amplify signal so you stay connected.
Since it can also be installed in plastic, your WiFi router could apply this technology in cases, antennas, and possibly even in cabling around your house.
NANOWEB Can Also Block
This mesh also has properties of electromagnetic interference shielding. Just like with the microwave, you could reduce the coupling of radio waves, electromagnetic fields, and electrostatic fields in an area.
Low Cost, Low Power
As NANOWEB is produced on a large scale, it will decrease cost. According to Meta Materials, it can operate in passive or powered use cases.
Check out Meta Materials Inc for all their technologies.
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