Dr Jacek Jasieniak sprinkles 20 billion 'quantam dots' into a glowing ink.
The roll up revolution: wafer thin televisions and light panels
Televisions might soon be rolled up like newspapers under new printed laser technology that could see wafer-thin mobile phones, lighting and solar panels. (6:25)
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Thanks to a team of scientists from CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and the University of Padua in Italy, the changes we’ve seen in the size of televisions and mobile phones over the past decade may seem small when compared to the wafer-thin televisions and lighting panels promised under new research into 'printable lasers’ .
The print laser technology would also dramatically cut manufacturing costs and improve the colour display of television and mobile phone screens.
In this podcast Dr Jacek Jasieniak from CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering explains the research and its possibilities, including light panels, roll up televisions and the production of printable solar panels.