The Future of TV

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A quantum apple a day keeps the computer virus away

The quantum future of TV may be no further away than your nearest inkjet printer. Researchers have demonstrated the use of inkjet technology in the printing of quantum dots, which are useful in high-resolution displays.  Quantum dots are very small semiconducting structures that emit light of a specific color, with the exact color dependent on the size of the dot. Large numbers of dots of different sizes are then combined to create a full-color display, and with these displays come quantum apples and anything else we can imagine. Now if I could only eat that apple.

For more information on printing quantum dots see High-Resolution Printing of Quantum Dots For Vibrant, Inexpensive Displays and High-Resolution Patterns of Quantum Dots Formed by Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing for Light-Emitting Diodes.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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