Researchers over at the University of Florida have come up with a new method to work a brand new kind of light emitting transistors. This modern technology will resolve a key issue which has long prevented OLED technology from being used in small displays from being viable for computer monitors or TVs, according to University of Florida physics professor Andrew Rinzler.
In order to make full use of the carbon nanotubes, it will enable organic semiconductors to drive the high currents required by OLED pixels in a highly efficient manner, albeit at lower voltages.
Apart from redesigning the transistor which powers the OLED within each pixel, the team will also merge the transistor and the OLED onto a single device that is known as a light emitting transistor. As a result, you will get a carbon nanotube-enabled vertical organic light-emitting transistor, or better known as CN-VOLET, making it over eight times more energy efficient compared to its closest competing devices.
Since the integrated design will also reduce manufacturing complexity, it will also result in lower costs – that might just bring a smile to every face when one applies CN-VOLET technology in daily appliances.