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Reversible electro-optic device employing aprotic molten salts and method

United States Patent Application

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A reversible electro-optic device includes a medium of variable transmittance to light. The medium includes a soluble redox couple of a first soluble metal containing species and a second soluble metal containing species. The metal of the soluble redox couple is capable of being electrodeposited. The medium also includes one or more anodic compound(s) capable of being oxidized. An alternate medium includes a soluble metal-containing species and a soluble anodic compound, where the soluble metal-containing species includes metal capable of being electrodeposited, and the anodic compound is capable of being oxidized to a soluble oxidized anodic compound. Another electro-optic device includes a medium of variable reflection to light.
Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM), McCleskey, T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM), Burrell, Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM), Hall, Simon B. (Palmerston North, NZ)
11/ 223,374
September 8, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.