Researchers developing OLEDs as cheap as newspapers?

4 09 2009

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Sure, it’ll probably be a good while before you get your hands on an OLED TV, but don’t lose heart, young gadget-head! Techno-wizards at the RIKEN center in Japan have concocted a new way to fashion OLEDs that eschews the standard spin-coated films for something called electrospray-deposited polymer films, incorporating “a novel dual-solvent concept” that makes the ’em “smoother than before, thereby enabling […] superior devices.” We’ll skip a few details that don’t mean anything to those of us who aren’t Advanced Materialssubscribers (hit the read link for more info) and get to the good stuff: Yutaka Yamagata, the guy who developed this technique, says it will lead to displays “manufactured as inexpensively as printing newspapers.” Is that a promise, Yutaka? If so, we’re holding you to it.

via [engadget]

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