Sir Richard Friend on organic solar-cell technology

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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13th October, 2012
A video screen you can roll up and put in your pocket! “Wallpaper” you can watch a movie on! These sorts of products are often touted as the future of organic light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, but when I asked Sir Richard Friend – who is lecturing to New Zealand audiences this month – if this was what he was working on, he laughed. On the phone from Cambridge, where he is Cavendish Professor of Physics – a role once held by Sir Ernest Rutherford – Friend said that although such products might be available in the future, there are other, more practical, applications of organic LEDs ...

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