UTAH, USA – Scientists from the University of Utah invented a new generation of organic light-emitting diode (OLED), which glows brighter.
The new OLED is still in early phase of its development, but for the moment it is known that it will offer better characteristics that current technology OLED displays.
The specific breakthrough that is hiding behind the new technology offers a new kind of LED – known technically as a spin-polarized organic LED or spin OLED – a technology in which a diode based on deuterium (hydrogen with one extra neutron) is made to glow by a magnetic fields.
For the moment the new technology is able to produce only orange light and works only in extremely low temperatures, but scientists are hoping to be able to accomplish other colors in 2-3 years’ time and to surpass the temperature issue in around five years.
The brighter displays that the new technology will offer will be very welcome for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as they are usually used in lightened environments and the extra brightness will come quite handy.