University of Cincinnati Breakthrough May Lead to Disposable e-Readers
Disposing of a paper-based e-reader, Steckl points out, is also far simpler in terms of the environmental impact.
“In general, this is an elegant method for reducing device complexity and cost, resulting in one-time-use devices that can be totally disposed after use,” the researchers pointed out.
Steckl’s goal is attract commercial interest in the technology for next-stage development, which he expects will take three to five years to get to market.
The work was supported, in part, by a grant from the National Science Foundation and was conducted at the Nanoelectronics Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Source: Press release.