New Technique Developed For Cheap Anti-Glare, Anti-Reflective Glass

- Oct 22, 2016-

New Technique Developed for Cheap Anti-Glare, Anti-Reflective Glass

Soon, you may not have to tilt your smartphone or tablet to avoid glare while watching your favourite movie or video. Scientists has developed a novel glass surface that reduces both glare and reflection on mobile devices, a technology which may soon roll-out to the general public.

"Mobile or tablet users still have to dish out extra cash for a filter or film to lay on top of their glass screens so they can use the devices in bright light," said Valerio Pruneri at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona.

He developed this glass surface in collaboration with Prantik Mazumder's team at New York-based Corning Incorporated.

Pruneri and Mazumder roughened a glass surface so it could scatter light and ward off glare but without hurting the glass's transparency.

Then the researchers etched nano-size teeth into the surface to make it anti-reflective.This glass has a light transmittance of 99.5%,so it widely used in the building,solar panel and display screen.

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