Sept. 16, 2021

Indian researchers have developed transparent ceramics, reaching theoretical transparency through a technique called colloidal processing followed by simultaneous application of temperature and pressure, for the first time in India.


  • The material can be used for thermal imaging applications, especially in harsh service conditions and personal protection systems such as, helmets, face shields, and goggles.

  • Transparent ceramics is a new class of advanced materials with unique transparency and excellent mechanical properties.

  • These materials can be designed not only for transparent to visible light but also for ultraviolet (UV), Infrared (IR), and Radiofrequency (RF), giving opportunity for diverse applications.

  • Though produced by different countries globally, transparent ceramics are restricted in supply as they can be used for strategic applications in infantry personal protection systems involving thermal imaging such as helmets, face shields, and goggles.

Source : PIB