Low power reflective display with print-like color via novel electronic inks

Zhang Lin Zhou, Jong Souk Yeo, Qin Liu, Mary Parent, June Yang, Brad Benson, Gregg Combs, Jeff Mabeck, Sity Lam, Yoocharn Jeon, Dick Henze, Tim Koch

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Abstract

Reflective display technologies aim to enable the delivery of dynamic digital content to devices that have the look and feel of ink on paper. We are presenting herein a novel device architecture design and proprietary electrically addressable inks, which enable low power, disruptive, print-like full color reflective display that can exceed the chromaticity represented by the Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production (SNAP) standard. We are approaching the challenge of generating bright high-quality reflective color images from the perspective of printing by stacking electro-optic layers of subtractive colorants to address every available color at every location. Using in-plane optical effects, our novel media technology provides fast switching between clear and color states. Thin, flexible electronic media based on this technology has been fabricated by imprinting three-dimensional micro-scale structures with a continuous roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing platform. HP's combination of novel device architecture, proprietary inks, and R2R manufacturing platform enables the required attributes for electronic media such as flexibility, robustness, low power, transparency, print-quality color, and scalability at low cost. The structure property relationship of surfactants has been carried out; their impact on performance of display devices has been studied. These results have been applied to improve the performance of electronic inks. We have demonstrated 3-layer stacked segmented reflective display prototypes, as well as pixelated stacked color reflective display prototypes. The innovations described in this paper are applicable to electronic skins for customizable electronic surfaces and are currently being developed further for electronic paper and signage markets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications
Pages3-18
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 23
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Apr 252011 Apr 29

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1359
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Other

Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/4/2511/4/29

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inks
Ink
Display devices
Color
color
electronics
manufacturing
platforms
prototypes
Electronic paper
Flexible electronics
Newsprint
display devices
Electrooptical effects
Surface-Active Agents
printing
Transparency
electro-optics
Scalability
Printing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Zhou, Z. L., Yeo, J. S., Liu, Q., Parent, M., Yang, J., Benson, B., ... Koch, T. (2011). Low power reflective display with print-like color via novel electronic inks. In Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications (pp. 3-18). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 1359). https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.1032
Zhou, Zhang Lin ; Yeo, Jong Souk ; Liu, Qin ; Parent, Mary ; Yang, June ; Benson, Brad ; Combs, Gregg ; Mabeck, Jeff ; Lam, Sity ; Jeon, Yoocharn ; Henze, Dick ; Koch, Tim. / Low power reflective display with print-like color via novel electronic inks. Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications. 2011. pp. 3-18 (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings).
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Zhou ZL, Yeo JS, Liu Q, Parent M, Yang J, Benson B et al. Low power reflective display with print-like color via novel electronic inks. In Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials - Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications. 2011. p. 3-18. (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.1032