Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flexible LED's could change things as We know Them

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One of the problems with LED's is that they sit on a substrate. What this means is the the light is created by passing an electrical current through 2 different types of materials. These inflexible materials are called a substrate and as the current passes through them, photons are emitted with a certain wavelength. This works great for TV's and other types of sturdy devices, but what about things that need flexibility?

Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a way to make inorganic LED displays flexible. Think of the possibilities!

The full story can be read here.

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