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Printed Electronics: Huge Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

3:20 AM MDT | September 3, 2009 | Susann Reuter

Although materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are getting better and better, and encouraging news about record-breaking parameters in efficacy and luminance were published quite recently, one of the major problems in flexible lighting and display devices is still unsolved: the lifetime of such devices is too short, and hence, customers are not ready to pay, no matter how impressive and elegant the systems may look. The issue is in the light emitting materials themselves, namely in their intrinsic sensitivity against moisture and oxygen. The same is...

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