1000 x micro on the dichro
Originally designed by NASA for the space shuttle, Dichroic Glass is a multi layer coating placed on glass by only a very few manufacturers. Quartz crystal and metal oxides are vaporized with an electron beam gun in an airless vacuum chamber and the vapor then floats upward and condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. Dichroic glass sheets may have as many as 30 layers of these materials yet the thickness of the total coating is about 35 millionths of an inch.
Most Dichroic Glass is produced either on a black or a clear substrate glass, and glasses of various textures.
Dichroic Glass has a transmitted color and a completely different reflective color. The colors constantly shift depending on the angle of view and lighting, giving it beauty, life and a mystical glow.