What’s the Deal with Transparent Aluminum?
We got onto the buzz about “transparent aluminum” as a result of a Tweetfrom whence the image above came. This Tweet was posted by [Jo Pitesky], a Science Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. [Jo] reported that at a recent JPL technology open house she had the chance to handle a tube of material that looks for all the world like a section of glass tubing, but was billed as transparent aluminum.
[Jo] tweeted this because it was an interesting artifact that few people get to play with and she’s right, this is fascinating!