Less Expensive Displays from Georgia Tech? Atlanta, Georgia, March 28 - By chemically attaching a difficult-to-process solid-state fluorescent material to a universal polymer backbone, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built what may be a foundation for a new generation of optoelectronic display devices based on inexpensive organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Until now, the aluminum tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) (Alq3) material - which is used as the emission and electron transport layer in OLEDs - had to be deposited under high-vacuum conditions, which requires costly equipment. Attaching it to a polymer backbone allows the material to be applied using solution processes: simple spin-coating methods already widely used for applying thin films. Beyond the implications for less costly and more flexible flat-panel displays and similar devices, the new technique demonstrates that small molecules with interesting properties can be self-assembled onto standard polymer backbones. Using this "Lego-like" approach could have applications to other materials that are easier to process in polymeric form. Details of the work were presented March 27th at the 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. JD Photo-Tools Introduces World's Highest-Res Photomask Raster Plotter Manchester, UK, March 24 - JD Photo-Tools, a UK supplier of services to the electronics and printed-circuit industries, today announced the launch of their new photomask facility. Considerable investments in CAD/CAM and lithography production include the delivery of the first in a new breed of a high-resolution raster plotter. This new plotter, exclusively developed for JD Photo-Tools, allows resolutions of up to 64,000 dpi, making it the highest-resolution raster plotter available in the world. This technology provides "a significant, cost-effective alternative to electron-beam technology," states John Dingley, Managing Director of JD Photo-Tools. "Utilizing next-generation pulse xenon flash technology we have the ability to produce both small- and large-format photomasks at an extremely high
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Lithography equipment transfers circuit or device patterns onto a substrate using a patterned mask and a beam of light or electrons to selectively expose a photoresist layer. Overlay metrology systems align the pattern masks or reticules.
Photolithography services create photomasks and use them to etch or engrave patterns on semiconductor substrates.
Flat Panel Displays
Flat panel displays (FPDs) are thin, flat, electronic devices used to display data. They are commonly used in notebook computers. Most styles include the housing and ports necessary to connect them to a computer.
Electron microscopes use a focused beam of electrons instead of light to "image" the specimen and gain information as to its structure and composition.
Chart recorders and strip charts are data acquisition tools used to generate a plot, graph or other visualization of data versus time.
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