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    Thin, Flexible LEDs Might Give Us Roll-Up Computer Screens

    Post by SPADEZ on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:18 am

    Thin, Flexible LEDs Might Give Us Roll-Up Computer Screens








    LEDs
    have been creeping into more and more everyday applications since they
    were discovered in the 1960s, but until now their placement and usage
    has been somewhat limited. Researchers at the University of Illinois
    think that they’ve figured out a way to make stretchable, flexible LEDs
    that will make it possible to use them in never-before-seen types of
    displays and configurations.

    In general, organic LEDs (used for applications like cell phone
    screens) are smaller, cheaper and easier to produce, but inorganic LEDs
    (like you might see on an outdoor electronic billboard) are brighter and
    more durable. This new technology combines the best attributes of both
    types of LEDs and makes it possible to use them in thin, flexible arrays
    that were impossible with inorganic LEDs until now.

    The new LEDs are manufactured by depositing light-emitting material
    onto a wafer layer, with a “sacrificial layer” between them. The
    sacrificial layer is dissolved away (leaving the wafer free to be used
    again, unlike traditional LED manufacturing methods) and the LEDs can
    then be mounted to just about any substrate. The applications are varied
    and exciting. The research was partially funded by Ford, who want to
    include a red flexible LED brake light on future vehicles. The flexible
    LEDs could also be used for roll-up computer/television screens, or health monitors worn directly on the skin.

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    Post by Vicky on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:23 am

    i can still wait until we have holgram tv and pc this will be flipping awesoe until then screen get thin and thinner
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    Post by Meesh on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:27 am

    The stuff they come out with!! Our regular flat panel LCD tvs are being taken over by the LEDs. I know I definitely want to upgrade to a Sony 60 inch LED tv.. but a roll up computer/television screen..I wonder how small they'd be able to make those...would certainly make moving them around much easier.
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    Post by Vicky on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:31 am

    yes lighter is better but i dont want so thin that they snap in half either

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