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First graphene-based LED display paves way for more efficient, flexible electronic devices

First graphene-based LED display has paved way for more efficient flexible and see-through electronic devices, it has been reported.

ANI| Updated: Feb 03, 2015, 14:38 PM IST
First graphene-based LED display paves way for more efficient, flexible electronic devices

Washington: First graphene-based LED display has paved way for more efficient flexible and see-through electronic devices, it has been reported.

University of Manchester and University of Sheffield researchers showed that the Graphene displays and related 2D materials could be utilised to create light emitting devices for the next-generation of mobile phones, tablets and televisions to make them incredibly thin and durable.

The team, led by Nobel Laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov, made the breakthrough by creating LEDs which were engineered on an atomic level. The LED device was constructed by combining different 2D crystals and emits light from across its whole surface. Being so thin, at only 10-40 atoms thick, these new components can form the basis for the first generation of semi-transparent smart devices.

One-atom thick graphene was first isolated and explored in 2004 at The University of Manchester. Its potential uses are vast but one of the first areas in which products are likely to be seen was in electronics.

Other 2D materials, such as boron nitiride and molybdenum disulphide, have since been discovered opening up vast new areas of research and applications possibilities.

The study is published in the scientific journal Nature Materials.