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.


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