8. New OLED Applications

  1. Takatoshi Tsujimura

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118173053.ch8

OLED Displays: Fundamentals and Applications

OLED Displays: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Tsujimura, T. (2012) New OLED Applications, in OLED Displays: Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118173053.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-SID Series in Display Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Anthony C. Lowe

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118140512

Online ISBN: 9781118173053



  • cathode electrode;
  • flexible display;
  • organic light-emitting diode (OLED);
  • organic semiconductor;
  • plastic substrates


Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology has been used for existing applications such as cellular phones, MP3 players, and televisions, but OLED technology also has the potential to penetrate into new applications. There are many flexible display technologies reported in the OLED field. With flexibility properties, rollable or foldable displays can be fabricated. Also their robust, unbreakable properties may become important for future mobile applications. Plastic substrates are normally used for flexible display, which require barrier capability integrated in the substrates. Organic semiconductors are susceptible to oxidation, which causes instability. To manufacture a transparent OLED display, a key technology is the transparent cathode electrode. Though widescreen displays are attractive for signage or multiple viewer applications, it is not possible to make displays larger than the limitations imposed by the mother glass or equipment size restrictions, such as the excimer laser radiation length.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

cathodes; Land mobile radio cellular systems; LED displays; organic light emitting diodes; organic semiconductors; substrates