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Lighting up homes with luminescent wood [Full subscriber]

Most materials used for optical lighting applications need to produce a uniform illumination and require high mechanical and hydrophobic properties. However, they are rarely eco-friendly. Now, researchers Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich have developed a biobased, luminescent, water-resistant wood film that could someday be used as cover panels for lamps, displays and laser devices.…

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