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Nanotubes Generate Full-Color Displays

Science  10 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5447, pp. 2056-2057
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5447.2056b

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TOKYO-- Liquid crystal displays are fast becoming ubiquitous, but they still can't compete with bulky cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for displaying high-quality images. Now, a team of Korean researchers at Samsung has produced a working display that promises to combine the quality of CRT images with the convenience of a flat panel by using carbon nanotubes as its source of electrons. Their work, published in the 15 November issue of Applied Physics Letters, gives Samsung a small lead in a heated race to commercialize the technology.