Does your Smartphone screen also gives you trouble in broad day light? Well, not anymore. Researchers have finally developed a novel glass surface that will provide anti-reflective, anti glare display to Smartphones. The study by these researchers has been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
The glass will reportedly help in reducing both reflection and glare, something which continues to affect even the best phones available in the market. The users will have to shell out some extra cash for the film or filter which will be put on the top of the glass screens of their Smartphones. But after this, the users will be easily able to access their phones in bright day light.
[ads]In one of the most successful developments, anti-reflective nano-structures are layered on the top of an anti-graft surface. But the current technique isn’t successful with glass which is the material used in most of the electronic displays. In order to make it work with glass, Valerio Pruneri’s team at IFCO in Spain set out to in search of a new method in collaboration with Prantik Mazumder’s team at Corning Incorporated.
They roughened a glass surface on a very fine scale so that it could scatter light and ward off the glare but without affecting the glass’s transparency. Then in order to make it anti-reflective, the researchers etched nano-size teeth into the surface. The anti-glare roughening ensures the safety of nano-size glass teeth. But more research is required to ensure that the surface can withstand heavy touchscreen usage.
According to the researchers, the method can be easily scaled up for industry use as it is not that expensive.