Professor Examines Vertical Transistors for OLEDs

A professor at Kent State University, in the USA, has received a grant to continue development of a combined LED and organic transistor, which could be used in flexible displays.

Bjorn Lussem received $180,000 from the Binational Science Foundation, to use vertical transistors to create power-efficient organic displays, which could also have a high resolution.

Lussem said, “We will be using vertical transistors, which require less voltage and therefore less electric power, so they’re more power efficient… Also, the vertical design allows us to pack the display pixels more densely, which could lead to a higher resolution”.

Research will be conducted at both Kent State and Technion – Israel’s Institute for Technology, in Haifa. Lussem’s partner on the project is Nir Tessler, of Technion.