Flexible OLEDs Printed Newspaper Style
GE has developed a way to create organic light-emitting diodes with a newspaper like printing process . OLEDs are a cheap, efficient light source made of a thin layer of an organic compound that glows when an electrical charge is applied.
Production of the thin, organic materials in this manner could lead to a wide array of innovations in the use of lights, sensors, and displays, and could make a noticeable impact on the efficiency and environmental performance of lighting and electronics. The company envisions a new playing-field for businesses, architects, and lighting designers who need access to cheap, energy-conscious materials, and see this research as a first step to an emerging field of commercialized OLED lighting.