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Title: Light modulating device

Abstract

In a device for transmitting light, means for controlling the transmissivity of the device, including a ceramic, reversibly electrochromic, crystalline element having a highly reflective state when injected with electrons and charge compensating ions and a highly transmissive state when the electrons and ions are removed, the crystalline element being characterized as having a reflectivity of at least 50% in the reflective state and not greater than 10% in the transmissive state, and means for modulating the crystalline element between the reflective and transmissive states by injecting ions into the crystalline element in response to an applied electrical current of a first polarity and removing the ions in response to an applied electrical current of a second polarity are disclosed. 1 fig.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EIC Laboratories Inc
OSTI Identifier:
7069094
Patent Number(s):
4889414 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-779872
Assignee:
EIC Labs., Inc., Norwood, MA (United States) OAK; EDB-94-117638
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-82CE30746
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 25 Sep 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CERAMICS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRONS; IONS; MODULATION; REFLECTIVITY; CHARGED PARTICLES; CURRENTS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SURFACE PROPERTIES; 420000* - Engineering; 360204 - Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories- Physical Properties

Citation Formats

Rauh, R.D., and Goldner, R.B. Light modulating device. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Rauh, R.D., & Goldner, R.B. Light modulating device. United States.
Rauh, R.D., and Goldner, R.B. Tue . "Light modulating device". United States.
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abstractNote = {In a device for transmitting light, means for controlling the transmissivity of the device, including a ceramic, reversibly electrochromic, crystalline element having a highly reflective state when injected with electrons and charge compensating ions and a highly transmissive state when the electrons and ions are removed, the crystalline element being characterized as having a reflectivity of at least 50% in the reflective state and not greater than 10% in the transmissive state, and means for modulating the crystalline element between the reflective and transmissive states by injecting ions into the crystalline element in response to an applied electrical current of a first polarity and removing the ions in response to an applied electrical current of a second polarity are disclosed. 1 fig.},
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