Materials Science


How do OLED screens work, and what are they made of?

OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) are a class of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in which an organic material emits light when an electric current is applied. These can be used to create television screens, computer monitors, cellular phone screens, etc. An OLED may employ either small organic molecules or polymers. One advantage of OLED screens is that they do not need a backlight, which allows them to be thin and lightweight and also to display deeper black image levels than backlit screens.


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