Initially Transparent Liquid Crystal Light Shutter (image) American Institute of Physics Share Print E-Mail Caption A dye-doped PNLC cell in the transparent and opaque states, placed on a printed sheet of paper. In the transparent state, the clear background image can be seen because of the high transmittance of this cell. In the opaque state, black color is provided and the background image is completely blocked, because the incident light is simultaneously scattered and absorbed. Credit T.-H.Yoon/Pusan Natl Univ Usage Restrictions This image may be used only with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.