Originally Posted by HybridCore
I know glass fiber is already here. I was just wondering when they'll make transparent carbon fiber.
Glass is defined as an 'amorphous substance' ie is not crystalline.
Carbon fibre is crystalline - if it was somehow made amorphous it would not be a fibre.
We have fibreglass because glass is strong, but is relatively hard to use by itself (ie it has to be cast into specific shapes).
Fibreglass is not
Even if you could make carbon fibres somehow clear, the resulting compound would not be - epoxy resin can be made clear, but the differences in the refractive indexes of the respective compounds would just lead to a load of internal refraction and a distorted image.