Purdue University Creates Transparent Display

oldfett - April 1, 2008 03:46PM in Digital Photography/Video, General News

Science Fiction writers dreams are becoming a reality in the form of Transparent Active Matrix Displays. This would allow advances in car electronics, such as GPS and important data showing up on the windshield, this would allow for safer travel as well as looking cool! Other advances would be made in entertainment such as TV's that are clear when not in use, I personally think it would make a sweet shower door too! The researchers at Purdue University created the first unit using new types of transparent transistors and circuits, they also believe that their unit rivals many TV's on the market in terms of brightness. The unit bases its glory on nanowires, small cylindrical structures built on glass or plastic film, these nanowires can be as small as 20 nanometers or about 1000x thinner than a human hair.