Cheap plasmonics to enable full-colour fast switching e-paper: Page 3 of 3

June 03, 2016 //By Julien Happich
Cheap plasmonics to enable full-colour fast switching e-paper
Looking into ways to design high-resolution low cost display panels, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have re-visited the concept of e-paper by combining inexpensive electrochromic polymers with plasmonic structures.

Talking about the technological transfer necessary to take these findings from the lab to commercial success, the researcher said: "The principal technological barriers to widespread adoption, in my opinion, include the demonstration of a reflective version which uses ambient light, then the integration of pixel arrays with drivers, replacing the liquid electrolyte we used in our paper with a solid polymer electrolyte or inorganic electrolyte and the use of a roll-to-roll compatible manufacturing method, such as nanoimprint lithography, to fabricate the nanoslit arrays".

"None of these represent barriers that require new scientific breakthroughs, rather mostly engineering and development" he concluded.

 

See the full paper at: https://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160127/ncomms10479/full/ncomms10479.html

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