Overview of the contents of solutions no. 2/2016


Title

Lights on!
Focus
Lights on!
Light is much more than brightness – it even influences our psyche. SCHOTT experts are working on new solutions for illuminating our world.
 
We feel insecure in the dark. In fact, we are even frightened by darkness. One reason is that the human eye only has a few receptors that allow us to see in the dark. This means we are dependent on light – but this can be taken even further. Doctors are now aware of the fact that light even affects our health. It makes us feel happy or sad, stresses or calms us down. And this is exactly what light designers utilize to make our stays in airplanes and cars more pleasant with the help of lighting. To produce the desired effect, it is important to understand the properties of light, however. The fiber optics experts at SCHOTT are predestined for this task. They have been dealing with the question of how to control light and color for decades. In this special in-depth chapter, we will be focusing on this know-how, and its application areas. Lights on! —
 

Contents

Aviation
Aviation
Above the clouds
Holistic lighting concepts ensure a greater sense of comfort for airplane passengers. more
Prof. Tran Quoc Khanh
Interview
”The future of the LED lies in Smart Lighting”
LED expert, Prof. Tran Quoc Khanh, on the ­perfect light and ”Smart Lighting.” more
Prof. Christine Lüdecke
Interview
Just one word
Prof. Christine Lüdecke: Why design only works with light. more
A rolling comfort oasis
Automotive
A rolling comfort oasis
New glass fiber components in automobile ­interiors extend ”visual borders.” more
Bright solutions
Home
Bright solutions
How the design and functions of kitchen appli­ances can be changed by using LEDs and glass. more
Printed electronics
Lifestyle
Printed electronics
Ultra-thin glass foils are ringing in a new era in the semiconductor industry. more
Hanging gardens
Science
Hanging gardens
Algae production can be improved quite significantly by using vertically arranged glass tubes. more
Keeping sustainably cool
Keeping sustainably cool
CO2 climate control systems are environ­mentally friendly – a key component comes from SCHOTT. more
Glass or polymer?
Glass or polymer?
The choice of materials is crucial when it comes to syringes and ampoules. more
FOTURAN®
Material with unlimited possibilities
How photostructurable FOTURAN® glass is ­driving innovations in future fields. more
Lithium – in greater demand than ever
Lithium – in greater demand than ever
Due to the importance of electromobility the demand and the price of lithium are rising. more
Award for innovation
Award for innovation
SCHOTT received the ­German Industry ­Innovation Award for its ultra-thin glass. more
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor fireplace
An outdoor fireplace equipped with SCHOTT ROBAX® fire viewing window improves the ­quality of life for activities in the open air. more
Short stories

Short stories
Additional articles from the world of SCHOTT
Featuring:
Clear view in the Imperial Palace: n the former Imperial Palace in Beijing, a magnet for millions of ­visitors, 2,800 square meters of AMIRAN® showcase glass ensured a clear view of two exhibitions in the Tower Gallery. For 50 years: The founding of the sales company SCHOTT Nippon in Tokyo back in 1966 marked the starting point for SCHOTT’s direct presence in Asia. Dr. Schulte the new CFO: Dr. Jens Schulte was named Chief Financial Officer of SCHOTT AG effective July 1, 2016. Laser glass protects the eyes: With LG-960, SCHOTT has ­developed another ”eye-safe” laser glass that ­protects the user’s eyes. more