neodymium glass

neodymium glass

[‚nē·ō′dim·ē·əm ′glas]
(materials)
A glass containing small amounts of neodymium oxide; used for color television filter plates since it transmits 90% of the blue, green, and red light rays and no more than 10% of the yellow.
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The facility houses a large neodymium glass laser system and a target chamber in which the physics experiments are conducted.
Neodymium glass gets its rather ungainly name from the neodymium oxide it contains which is responsible for these dichroic or colour changing properties.
Neodymium glass was used for a range of items, including vases, perfume bottles, paperweights and even jewellery.
There are some keen collectors of neodymium glass and early pieces can command three-figure sums.
Later examples, like the ones shown here, generally fall into the pounds 20-pounds 40 price bracket, but as a lot of neodymium glass goes unrecognised, you can occasionally pick it up quite cheaply: the ashtray cost me pounds 3 at an antiques fair, while the candleholder was just pounds 1 from a flea market.