U.S. researchers said they have found a way to make large-scale flexible display screens that can be stretched to fit the contours of a bus yet are transparent enough so riders can see out windows.
The thin, light screens might be used to make brake-light indicators that follow the contours of a car, or health monitors or imaging devices that wrap around a patient like a blanket, said John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whose study appears in the journal Science.
Rogers is a frequent contributor to SPIE symposia, and serves on the program committees of conferences Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Associated Devices at SPIE Optics + Photonics; and Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics at SPIE Photonics West.
The team used a special stamping technology to deposit and assemble the inorganic LEDs onto glass, plastic or rubber surfaces. The system works much like a rubber stamp and ink pad, using the LEDs as ink.
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