Microfluidics for electronic paper-like displays

Lingling Shui*, Robert A. Hayes, Mingliang Jin, Xiao Zhang, Pengfei Bai, Albert van den Berg, Guofu Zhou

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    Displays are ubiquitous in modern life, and there is a growing need to develop active, full color, video-rate reflective displays that perform well in high-light conditions. The core of display technology is to generate or manipulate light in the visible wavelength. Colored fluids or fluids with particles can be used to tune the light intensity (greyscale) or wavelength (colors) of reflective displays by different actuation methods. Microfluidic technology plays an increasing role in fluidic manipulation in microscale devices used in display areas. In this article, we will review microfluidic technologies based on different actuation methods used for display applications: pressure-driven flow, electrophoresis, electroosmosis, electrowetting, magnetic-driven flow, and cell-actuation principles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2374-2384
    Number of pages11
    JournalLab on a chip
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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