Have you heard of OLED? It’s just about the coolest thing ever invented to date. OLED is the world’s most futuristic screen technology. A bendable, flexible, ultra-lightweight, self-lighting and high-resolution screen capable of everything you could ever hope for. Let’s take a closer look at how it works and the main reasons why it’s the coolest technology ever created.
1. OLEDs Produce Their Own Light
This fact right here lends the premise for most of what makes OLED so great. OLEDs are made of organic compounds which are activated in some way to cause them to light up on their own. This can happen in one of three ways:
Vacuum thermal operation (VTE) offers the most expensive and inefficient method. The organic molecules become gently heated inside a vacuüm chamber until they condense into thin films.
Organic vapor phase deposition (OVPD) gives a somewhat more efficient and cost effective approach. It uses gas as a carrier of evaporated organic molecules to transport them on thin glass/plastic/metal “substrates” and condense into thin films. All of this happens in a low pressure, “hot-walled reactor chamber” which when combined with the carrier gas offers a cheaper option.
Inkjet printing offers the same technology used with printing to spray the organic molecules on the substrates in the same way ink is sprayed on paper. This method does two great things; it allows for a much cheaper and efficient way of implimenting the technology, and it also allows OLEDs to be used on big screens like larger-sized televisions and projectors.
The substrates (remember, the thin platforms that the organic compounds are sprayed on to create the images) are often made of a clear plastic or metallic material that allows it to bend. This ability offers a plethora of possibilites for use…
First off, the world of tablets and smart phones has opened immensely because of this creation. Screens can be removed from phones safely and easily. You won’t have to worry about your screen cracking because it’s no longer hard and brittle. Screens can expand beyond 2 dimensions on devices. Companies have begun to create combination smartphones that fold out into tablets, all using the same foldable screen. which bends into 3 dimensions. Combine this with high-speed internet service like that of HughesNetInternet.net, and you’re pushing the boundaries of cool, futuristic convenience within devices.
This bendable/rollable type of OLED screen also allows the product to be…
3. Super Thin, Bright and Lightweight
This screen is thinner, lighter, and more flexible than screens we’ve been used to, like LED or LCD. This makes it especially appealing for smartphones and tablets. It also makes it very appealing for bigger televisions when you combine it with the fact that it doesn’t need a powered light behind it to show picture, making TVs that use this technology incredibly light.
One suggested possibility for the thin, light and flexible technology is use for “smart clothing” or other thin fabric products, which could have these screens attached to them without completely changing the feel of the item. You could have a shirt with a changing display, or special outdoor survival clothing suited with computer chips.
Screens can be built using multiple layers because organic layers are so much thinner than materials used before. This helps create the possibility of a brighter screen
Hopefully after reading this you, like me, can hardly wait to see what new inventions come out of this technology!