Glow plate

Glow plates are sheets of glass or plastic that “glow” when light is supplied to one of their edges. The light source can be artificial, such as fluorescent light , or natural, with sunlight being directly exposed to the plate or fed through a fiber-optic system.

A joint effort between Florida State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is focused on the design of a “spiral bio-reactor light sheet”, which consists of a plexiglass sheet that has been micro-etched on one side and rolled into a spiral shape.

Aside from an aesthetic or utilitarian lighting application , a study of algal cultivation .

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