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GE Roll-to-Roll OLED

By: Ayman - Published: Mar 12, 2008 • References: grcblog and businesswire
Things are about to get a whole lot more interesting in interior design. We have already seen the invasion of LED lights into designs and products everywhere. Now we have the world's first demonstration by GE of OLEDs printed just like a newspaper.

Basically, OLEDs are thin organic materials trapped between two electrodes, which illuminate when an electrical charge is applied. OLEDs are thin enough to be applied to rooms as a type of wallpaper that glows at the touch of a finger or when someone enters the room. OLEDs are extremely efficient and now they have the potential to be manufactured at very low cost thanks to the “roll-to-roll” like a newspaper printing technique.

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