Scientists from UC Berkeley have created a new kind of bright-light emitting device. Made from a monolayer semiconductor that is a mere three atoms thick, the whole device is a few millimeters wide and becomes fully transparent when turned off. Researchers believe this small piece of equipment could be the key to creating invisible displays.
Invisible displays have long been a source of interest for scientists. These displays would be mounted on walls and windows. When powered up and fully functional, the displays would be bright and sharp. But when powered down, they would be entirely see-through. Unfortunately, this technology has always just managed to elude researchers, who were unable to come up with the perfect components. Now, recent developments in materials has changed that.
“The materials are so thin and flexible that the device can be made transparent and can conform to curved surfaces.”
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, scientists on the team revealed how their research led to this discovery. Back in 2015, scientists published data that explained how a monolayer semiconductor is able to emit a bright-light. However,...
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