New Production Method Could Make OLEDs Cheaper Than Newspapers

Posted Wed Sep 2, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

But don’t expect them any time soon...

Using a new double solvent approach, researchers from the RIKEN Center for Intellectual Property Strategies are able to create a better and less expensive OLED screen. Rather than using spin coated films as before, the dual-solvent concept makes electrospray-deposited films smoother than before.

What does this all mean? The folks over at Riken Research have all the technical details, but simply put it means that OLED production could soon become quicker, better, and cheaper. According to researcher Yutaka Yamagata, this method could change the future of OLED production significantly. “Using this technology these devices could be manufactured as inexpensively as printing newspapers.”

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