Nature Inspired Nonrelfective Screen Coating
University of Central Florida; Mr. Shin-Tson Wu and his colleagues from National Taiwan University created a mold similar to that of a moth's eye surface - hard and dimpled. These dimples at the coating however, are concave in shape rather than convex such as those found on a moth's eye. Regardless, the shape of the material prevented glare in a similar way resulting in only less than 1 percent of light or glare from the sun to be reflected.Low reflectivity surfaces for electronic displays such as those used in smartphones, are already a subject of intensive research. Contemporary technologies used to reduce glare already exists in two ways. One is with the use of a transflective liquid-crystal display and the other is with the use of adaptive brightening control. Both of which are neither effective or energy efficient.Despite the promising results and potential applications of the research by Mr. Wu and his team; according to Mr. Stuart Boden, a semiconductor researcher "The main barrier to the wide-scale adoption of this approach is its cost." However, Mr. Wu is still hoping to find a commercial partner to scale up the technology.Want to know more about this awesome technology? Follow this link!
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