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RUTICON MODIFICATION Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023561D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


Typical Ruticon devices comprise a transparent conductive sub-strate 1, a photoconductive layer 2 and an elastomer layer 3 having a light-reflective conductive coating 4. Conductive substrate 1 and coating 4 are electrically connected so that a field is impressed across layers 2 and 3. Light 5 striking photoconductive layer 2 causes a corresponding wrinkling of coating 4. Light 10 reflected from coating 4 is read with the aid of Schlenin optics (not shown)