Transparent Transistor: See-through component for flexible displays

By Alexandra Goho, 15:51 PM April 15, 2008

Imagine a car windshield that suddenly lights up to reveal a map of the city and directions to your next destination. Or picture a computer display that you can not only see through but also roll into a tube and slip into your coat pocket. Scientists in Japan have taken a major step to fulfilling such visions with the creation of a transparent transistor deposited on plastic.

Hideo Hosono and his colleagues at the Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a transparent semiconductor material ou...

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