LOMOX® OLED Innovation
Major Market Opportunity for OLEDs in Flat Panel Displays and Low Energy Lighting
OLEDs are considered to be today’s “ultimate” flat panel display technology because of their:
- Substantially reduced cost vs. liquid crystal displays (LCDs)
- Potential for “roll up” displays on flexible substrates
- Extreme thinness (less than 1 mm)
- Light weight
- Brilliant colours
- Low energy consumption.
The replacement of existing light sources with OLEDs will reduce energy consumption substantially (by 60%) causing a major reduction of CO2 and positively impacting the greenhouse effect significantly. Compared to LEDs and fluorescent lighting, OLEDS
- Generate more pleasing white light and better colour rendition
- Enable “design colour” on demand
- Provide new design opportunities for architects
There are critical problems that exist with OLED technology in its present state. The technology is not scalable to large-sized displays (approximately >6” diagonal) at reasonable manufacturing costs. In addition, more than half the light generated is lost inside present-day OLED devices, causing the operating lifetime of screens to be unacceptably short. The OLED challenges for Low Energy Lighting are as follows:
- Operational lifetime
- Device Efficiency
- Shelf Life
- Production Costs
LOMOX® addresses these major problems through:
- Fabrication of device structures with our patented materials by a very high-yield photolithographic process similar to those in the state-of-the-art semiconductor industry.
- Use of holographically-generated nanostructures to eliminate the 50% loss of light emission in all OLED displays to date. Previous work has shown that reactive mesogen (i.e., polymerisable liquid crystal) OLED emitter materials can be photo-patterned into multicoloured display pixels with no loss in light output due to the photo-patterning process.
- Delivering emitter materials with substantially improved chemical stability and better processes for incorporating them into OLEDs.