Controlling Nanoparticles Could Lead to Cheaper Flatscreens

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Controlling Nanoparticles Could Lead to Cheaper Flatscreens Reply with quote

Flat screen televisions that are bigger and better quality but lower in price could be the result of a breakthrough by a molecular scientist working for Headwaters NanoKinetix.

The firm says it has succeeded in developing a method of nanoparticle control that could potentially supersede existing techniques for creating the devices namely liquid-crystal-display (LCD) and plasma Digital Light Processing (DLP).

Led by Dr Bing Zhou, a team working for NanoKinetix says that it has been able to manipulate highly conductive metallic material such as palladium, or platinum, using nanotechnology to add a coating to other substances to generate a light-emitting diode.

The technique enables scientists to mimic the properties of both LCD and DLP in terms of picture display, but also means longer-lasting and better quality screens without the imperfections of the other two methods.

In addition, the scale of the coating potentially as thin as just one molecule means that the screens are cost-effective.

Ultimately the company says it hopes Dr Zhou's nanomaterials can make flat-screens last "twice as long as today's plasma TVs, cost half as much, and, with organic light-emitting diodes, have none of the trace metals that can deteriorate picture quality over time".

The technology could even produce large-scale ultra-thin screens that could effectively be tailored to fit rooms and then rolled up for transportation or storage.

Source: Headwaters NanoKinetix.

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