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Optically Rewritable LCD Could Enable Flexible Displays

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Engineers from Donghua University have manufactured a flexible, optically rewritable LCD (ORWLCD), about as thin as a piece of paper, that would allow information to be uploaded onto a flexible paperlike display, where it could be updated quickly. Combined flexible blue optically rewritable LCD. Courtesy of Zhang et al. As with conventional LCDs, the ORWLCD is structured like a sandwich, with a liquid crystal filling between two plates. However, unlike conventional LCDs, where electrical connections on the plates create the fields needed to switch pixels from light to dark, the...Read full article

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