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Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens 140

Posted by timothy
from the 1001-positions-for-computing dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers claim to have developed a type of soluble semiconductor ink which could help to make bendable computer screens a reality. Developed at Polyera and BASF Future Business, the ink carries an N-Type negative charge. Previously, semiconductor inks have only been able to carry a positive charge. The new ink can be printed onto any flexible material, including plastic and paper, using only a modified ink-jet printer."
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Ink Breakthrough Heralds Bendy PC Screens

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  • Cool, but... (Score:5, Informative)

    by lixee (863589) on Thursday January 22, 2009 @05:26PM (#26566015)
    The article is very light, but let it be known that N-type organic semiconductors have conductivities that are orders of magnitude lower than their P-type counterparts. They are usually much less stable too. If they managed to get something that doesn't need inert athmosphere, encapsulation and can transport a fraction of charges the p-type conjugated materials do, it would be a breakthrough. But I'm really not holding my breath. As someone working in the field, it sounds like vaporware to me.

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