Flexible, wearable white-light LED (STEAM Register)
Aug 21, 2015 UncategorizedComments Off on Flexible, wearable white-light LED (STEAM Register)
STEAM Register Staff
Researchers have created highly flexible, efficient white LEDs that could potentially be used in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible television screens.
The design is new, but the LED itself was fabricated from pre-existing technologies and components that are cheap and readily-accessible.
“Compared to organic light-emitting diodes, this design of flexible LEDs can be very attractive, due to the low cost, prolonged lifetime and high efficiency. In addition, all of the technologies associated with this design are currently available,” said Chien-Chung Lin, associate professor, College of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
A paper by Lin, Professor Hao-Chung Kuo, and their research team appears this week in Optics Express.