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3 February 2011 Flexible electrowetting and electrowetting on flexible substrates
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Electrowetting (EW) technology is shown to be quite flexible in operation and able to operate on flexible substrates. Complementary ON/OFF characteristics of EW devices have been obtained through a plasma irradiation and annealing process. This enables the design of EW array operation in a reduced power mode. Examples of EW operation on flexible substrates are discussed. This includes paper, plastic and metal substrates. Prototypes of flexible EW arrays on plastic substrates are demonstrated to switch reversibly by applying a low voltage difference (20 V). The array operation is maintained even when the display is mechanically flexed. These results indicate the promise of flexible EW devices for mobile and other devices, including video rate flexible e-paper.
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Andrew J. Steckl, Han You, and Duk-Young Kim "Flexible electrowetting and electrowetting on flexible substrates", Proc. SPIE 7956, Advances in Display Technologies; and E-papers and Flexible Displays, 795607 (3 February 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871021
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