Who would have thought that the solution for cheaper and more efficient OLEDs would come in the form of adding some chlorine? At least, that is the gist of the idea thanks to a team of researchers from the University of Toronto. Their newly developed technique involves the production of OLED devices that is touted to accelerate the adoption of OLED technology into mainstream flat-panel displays as well as numerous other lighting technologies.

Just what does this process involve? Well, it will require the engineering of a one-atom thick sheet of chlorine onto the surface of an indium tin oxide (ITO) material, which will then be used as a standard electrode material in today’s flat panel displays. In layman’s terms, this means you get an OLED device which is more efficient, simpler and cheaper to produce. Cheaper TVs FTW!

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