The grass really is greener on TV and computer screens, thanks to quantum dots
High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot ...
Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible screens
(Phys.org) —The electronics world has been dreaming for half a century of the day you can roll a TV up in a tube. Last year, Samsung even unveiled a smartphone with a curved screen—but it was solid, not ...
Liquid crystal as lubricant
Thanks to a new lubricant, small gears can run with virtually no friction. Made from liquid crystalline fluid, these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear.
Device could boost image quality for phones, computers and TVs
(Phys.org) —A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
A greener source of polyester—cork trees
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are figuring out ...
Japan LCD screen giant plans $4.0 bn share sale
Japan Display, the world's biggest maker of screens for smartphones and tablet computers, on Monday announced details of a share offering that could raise up to $4.0 billion.
What your candles and TV screen have in common
The next time you light a candle and switch on your television ready for a relaxing evening at home, just think. These two vastly different products have much more in common than you might imagine.
Researchers add another tool in their directed-assembly toolkit
(Phys.org) —An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather ...
Corning shares jump on LCD glass deal with Samsung
Corning Inc. on Tuesday announced a tie-up with a Samsung Electronics subsidiary that will boost the glass maker's earnings immediately and guarantees that it will supply Samsung with liquid crystal display glass through ...
Banishing explosive sparks in underground mines
Vintage space technology was dug up recently to make mines around the world safer by reducing the risks of explosions.
Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster
Researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, ...
Mobius strip ties liquid crystal in knots to produce tomorrow's materials and photonic devices
University of Warwick scientists have shown how to tie knots in liquid crystals using a miniature Möbius strip made from silica particles.
Researchers examine dynamics of liquid metal particles at nanoscale
Two NJIT researchers have demonstrated that using a continuum-based approach, they can explain the dynamics of liquid metal particles on a substrate of a nanoscale. "Numerical simulation of ejected molten ...