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Flexible electrowetting and electrowetting on flexible substrates
Author(s): Andrew J. Steckl; Han You; Duk-Young Kim
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Paper Abstract

Electrowetting (EW) technology is shown to be quite flexible in operation and able to operate on flexible substrates. Complementary ON/OFF characteristics of EW devices have been obtained through a plasma irradiation and annealing process. This enables the design of EW array operation in a reduced power mode. Examples of EW operation on flexible substrates are discussed. This includes paper, plastic and metal substrates. Prototypes of flexible EW arrays on plastic substrates are demonstrated to switch reversibly by applying a low voltage difference (20 V). The array operation is maintained even when the display is mechanically flexed. These results indicate the promise of flexible EW devices for mobile and other devices, including video rate flexible e-paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7956, Advances in Display Technologies; and E-papers and Flexible Displays, 795607 (3 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871021
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Andrew J. Steckl, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Han You, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Duk-Young Kim, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7956:
Advances in Display Technologies; and E-papers and Flexible Displays
Karlheinz Blankenbach; Liang-Chy Chien; Sin-Doo Lee; Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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