We’ve already told you that legitimate flexible OLED displays really are coming now, but thanks to some Japanese researchers they could be more reliable—and flexible!—than we first imagined.
In layman’s terms, the innovation arrives thanks to a liquid semiconducting layer that potentially bends and flexes more reliably than the “vacuum thermal evaporation” technique employed by Samsung.
In the researchers’ case, the liquid, officially known as ethylhexyl carbazole (EHCz), will constantly deliver a fresh supply of semiconductors to the emitting layer. To you and me that means better, more flexible screens that might not degrade as quickly as once thought, if and when they arrive in the (near?) future. Just don’t try and drink one. [PhysOrg via OLED Info – Thanks, Ron]