Scientists are creating flat screen TVs that can be rolled up and safely
tucked away in your pockets, thanks to QD or quantum dot technology.
by a team of British scientists, QD can be used to make ultra-thin
TVs. Samsung is already working on bendable OLED screens but QD screens
will be thinner and more flexible.
The flexible screens are
expected to hit the markets by the next year end. Sony, Sharp, Samsung
and LG are believed to be working on QD technology, the Daily Mail
The technology, based on light emitting particles
100,000 times thinner than a human hair, will be imprinted on flexible
plastic that can be rolled up or even printed onto large paper sheets to
create giant screens.
Scientists at Nanoco, Manchester, are now
working with major Asian electronic companies and the first televisions
using the new technology are expected to hit the shelves by the end of
The chief executive of Nanoco, a company set up
Manchester University scientists, said: "The real advantage provided by
quantum dots, however, is that they can be printed on to a plastic sheet
that can be rolled up."