This week in adhesive news, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden have developed the beginnings of an electronic “paper” which can display a full range of color and reportedly uses less energy than a Kindle. The “paper” is less than a micrometer thin and flexible, able to bend easily. While researcher Andreas Dahlin and his Ph.D. student Kunli Xiong were studying combining conductive polymers with nanostructures, they realized their work could dovetail into producing ultra-thin LED screens.

According to the article, Dahlin said: “[the display] isn’t lit up like a standard display, but rather reflects the external light which illuminates it. Therefore it works very well where there is bright light, such as out in the sun, in contrast to standard LED displays that work best in darkness. At the same time it needs only a tenth of the energy that a Kindle tablet uses, which itself uses much less energy than a tablet LED display.”

The research was recently published in the journal Advanced Materials.

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