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Brighter Idea: Next-Generation Inorganic LEDs Promise Longer Lives and More Lumens [Slide Show]

New ways of making light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could lead to brighter, more energy-efficient video screens and lighting

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ROLLED ILEDS:

This image depicts an array of micro LEDs (black squares) printed onto a sheet of plastic, wrapped on a curved support with a university logo pattern in the background.....[ More ]

STRETCHABLE:

This stretchable display consists of an interconnected mesh of printed micro LEDs bonded to a rubber surface.....[ More ]

NEXT-GEN ILED:

This microscopic image depicts an ultrathin, micro LED (in red), such as the ILEDs described by Rogers, in a suspended layout so it can be released from its growth wafer, making the wafer reusable.....[ More ]

SEE THROUGH:

This image depicts a transparent micro-LED display, placed in front of a university logo pattern.....[ More ]

WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER:

Researchers are developing ways to create "micro-LED" displays that can be printed on a thin sheet of plastic and could even be wrapped around a finger.....[ More ]

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