Eliminating Reflections on Glass

Diana BermanThrough a research partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, materials science professor Diana Berman has created a simple ceramic coating that may completely eliminate light reflections of glass or other surfaces.

The coating demonstrates excellent wear resistance and antifogging effects and could be deposited on solar panels, windshields, cell phone screens and eyeglasses.

"Not all the sun's light on solar panels is transmitted inside because of the glass reflection. We are working to dramatically increase the capability of the light transmission and efficiency of solar panels by reducing the reflection," she says. "This starts with solar, but goes beyond that. It could work with windows, glasses — any surface that needs an anti-reflective coating."