"Display may include an array of display pixels formed from liquid crystal display (LCD) components, an array of electrophoretic display pixels, an array of organic light-emitting diode display pixels, an array of pixels formed from crystalline semiconductor
light-emitting diode dies (sometimes referred to as micro-LEDs), an array of electrowetting display pixels, or display pixels based on other display technologies,"
Abstract: Printed electronics technologies are being introduced as competitors to crystalline semiconductor
technologies in several applications, including logic circuits, photovoltaic ceils and light-emitting diodes.
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A cell must be thick enough to collect a sufficient amount of light, yet it needs to be thin enough to extract current.Physicists at Boston College found a way to resolve the "thick & thin" challenge through a nanoscale solar architecture based on the coaxial cable, a radio technology concept that dates back to the first trans-Atlantic communications lines laid in the mid 1800s."Many groups around the world are working on nanowire-type solar cells, most using crystalline semiconductors
," said co-author Michael Naughton, a professor of physics at Boston College.
The key to the team's breakthrough was the ability to form crystalline semiconductors
that nearly fill the inside diameter of glass capillaries.
Such 'resonant tunnelling diodes' have been extensively studied in highly ordered crystalline semiconductors
such as gallium arsenide, and account for some of the highest-speed electronic devices ever demonstrated.
Today's flat-panel technology uses crystalline semiconductors
that can't be bent easily.