Organic light emitting devices could lay groundwork for future generations of bendable TV, computer, cellphone screens
Jan. 20, 2004 — In the future, powering up your laptop may require that you unroll it first.
Engineers at the University of Toronto [profile] are the first Canadian team to construct flexible organic light emitting devices (FOLEDs), technology that could lay the groundwork for future generations of bendable television, computer and cellphone screens. “It opens up a whole new range of possibilities for the future,” says Zheng-Hong Lu, a professor in U of T’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. “Imagine a room with electronic wallpaper programmed to display a series of Van Gogh paintings, or a reusable electronic newspaper that could download and display the day’s news and be rolled up after use.”
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