September 23, 2013
UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates the room or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made by the same material.
Researchers from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School Engineering and Applied Science have developed a transparent, elastic organic-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible. The OLED can be repeatedly stretched, folded and twisted while still retaining its original shape.