10 May 2012

Transparent Electronics

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A new dashboard made of flexible plastic and oxide layer could in the future be integrated into the car front window to give the driver direct information.

In the MULTIFLEXIOXIDES project scientist have developed new cost-efficient, long lasting, light, flexible and transparent devices which can display information directly on the windscreen. This is only possible by using small glass pads with a transparent substrate of nano-sized flexible oxides, which act as a basis for organic LED (light-emitting diode).

The aim of the scientists is to integrate the new developed chip LED displays on the windscreen of a car. These new lights have a higher luminance compared to traditional bulbs and they also last up to ten times longer and cost less. With this innovative technology it will be possible to display the information of the dashboard directly onto the windscreen.

The transparent lights will not only revolutionize the design of windscreens and dashboards of the cars, they will also improve the safety on the road. That will be only possible because of the flexibility of the used material and its transparency.
 

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