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A non-glaring type reflector employing a liquid crystal layer which is composed of a liquid crystal matrix and dichroic coloring matter, which provides a dynamic scattering effect or phase transition effect by applying an electric field. Except on the non-glaring operation, the molecular orientation of the liquid crystal matrix and dichroic coloring matter is uniform to cause a transparent state. On the non-glaring operation, however, the molecular orientation is random, thereby scattering the incident light by the liquid crystal matrix. The scattered light is then absorbed by a dichroic coloring matter to result in a decreased reflectance. The reflectance is controlled by applying a voltage into a liquid crystal layer.

Title
Dynamic scattering, guest host, non-glaring reflector
Application Number
561921
Publication Number
4664479
Application Date
November 18, 1985
Publication Date
May 12, 1987
Inventor
Itoh Hiroshi
Ohbu
JP
Agent
Cushman Darby & Cushman
Assignee
Nippondenso
JP
IPC
G02B 17/00
G02F 1/13
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