Making devices easier to read in bright sun
You’re enjoying a sunshiny day when your smartphone rings. However, the bright light makes your screen nearly invisible, forcing you to squint and strain your eyes to figure out who is calling.
It is an all-too-common and annoying problem, but one that Corning scientists are tackling head-on with an anti-reflective solution.
“The problem starts with the cover glass on your device,” said Corning’s Dr. Odessa Petzold, who has researched light management surface engineering innovations for more than five years. “Light reflects off of the glass which then makes the display appear dark or dull.”
“By adding a special anti-reflective coating to the cover glass, the light reflection is reduced by more than 75 percent, resulting in a device that’s easier to read in the sun.”