Graphene is the key to tougher flexible OLED displays

From an article by Jon Fingas, @jonfingas:

You can already find flexible displays in your phone or smartwatch, but there’s a good reason you don’t find them everywhere: the transparent electrodes in many OLED screens are too fragile to take a lot of abuse. That might change in the long run, though. South Korean researchers have made the first OLED panel that uses graphene for its electrodes. The hyped wonder material is both flexible and shouldn’t chip, which is more than a little important for a display that you’re going to bend and twist. This will ideally lead to displays woven into your clothes, or next-generation wearables that can take a lot of punishment.

The approach works with very large OLED panels, and you can pattern it into custom shapes that fit your exact needs. Expect some creative displays, in other words.

Unlike many graphene inventions, there is a real chance this could escape the lab.

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