New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges
For most of us, a modern lifestyle without polymers is unthinkable… if only we knew what they were. The ordinary hardware-store terms we use for them include "plastics, polyethylene, epoxy resins, paints, adhesives, rubber"—without ...
Researchers identify cause of LED 'efficiency droop'
(Phys.org) —Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have identified the mechanism behind a plague of LED light bulbs: a flaw called "efficiency droop" that causes LEDs to lose up to 20 percent of their ...
Moving towards electronically active threads
We are just starting to develop smart textiles. So far the problem has always been that it was not possible to apply the electronic components, called organic semiconductors, to three-dimensional structures ...
Organic electronics will transform the way society interacts with new technology
Smartphones that can be folded to fit in your pocket and video displays that roll up and down like a window blind are the future of new technology, according to a joint report by the RSC and four other major chemical societies.
Gadget Watch: Samsung shows bendable phone screen (Update)
By showing off a phone with a flexible screen, Samsung is hinting at a day when we might fold up our large phone or tablet screens as if they were maps.
TVs get bigger, bolder, smarter at CES show (Update)
TV makers showing off their new wares at a huge trade fair will seek to dazzle consumers with bigger, bolder displays, and smarter technologies for consumers who want television to be a "multiscreen" experience.
Panasonic shows off ultra-HD OLED TV
Panasonic is showing off a prototype TV that combines the two hottest technologies at this year's gadget show in Las Vegas: organic light-emitting diodes and ultrahigh definition.
Samsung offers two shows at once on new OLED TV
South Korean electronics giant Samsung Monday unveiled a new television that lets two people watch two different shows at the same time.
Copper, gold and tin for efficient chips
With gold, copper or tin and special galvanizing processes, scientists are improving the function of semi-conductors and making the manufacture of microelectronic systems a child's play. Especially the LED ...
Fireflies give Korean team bright idea for LED lighting
Evaluating molecules within a sealed organic light emitting diode device
AIST researchers have developed a method that can selectively measure the behavior of specific molecules at the interfaces of organic layers in a multilayered organic light emitting diode (OLED) device during ...
New instrument that measures LED intensity could help cities with traffic light maintenance
(Phys.org)—In many of the nation's traffic lights, light-emitting diodes or LEDs with their brighter light and longer life have replaced standard bulbs. But knowing when to replace the signal heads has remained a guessing ...
Researchers grow semiconductors on graphene
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors ...