After two decades of work, the technical challenges of a bendable screen may have been overcome.
Silicon is cheap and a good semiconductor, but it’s bulky and rigid. Using organic polymers as semiconductors could yield solar panels with the physical characteristics of plastics.
Organic semiconductors could make possible energy-generating windows that double as movie screens or computer displays.
Do androids smell electric roses?
Flexible plastic electronics are already altering the world around us.
Imagine if your smartphone was built into your arm. Flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality.
Flexible light-emitting screens mean you soon won’t need bulbs because your wallpaper – or even your furniture – will light up at the flick of a switch.