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Graphene e-paper promises brighter display, durability

Posted: 03 May 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:graphene e-paper? optoelectronics? electronic paper? optical display?

Dubbed as "the world's first graphene electronic paper," Guangzhou OED Technologies, in partnership with a company in Chongqing, has developed a new electronic paper that will take the material to a new level.

Graphene, a material known for its durability and light weight, with its single layer measuring 0.335nm thick, conducts heat and electricity.

The material can be used to create hard or flexible graphene displays, used in electronic products such as e-readers and wearable smart devices.

Compared with traditional e-papers, graphene e-paper is more pliable and has more intensity and its high-light transmittance means optical displays will be much brighter.

Production costs are also expected to be reduced significantly with graphene e-paper than traditional e-papers, as the latter uses the rare, expensive metal indium and graphene is derived from carbon.

Produced on a commercial scale since 2014, e-papers are energy-efficient, thinner and bendable, making them more portable than their crystal-display counterparts.

Graphene e-paper will see production within a year.

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