This time paper has begun to be replaced by the presence of e-readers. And you do not need to fear anymore because of e-readers will be disposable or can be recycled. Thanks to a professor of electrical field at the University of Cincinnati. Because of Dr Andrew Steckl who finds that in terms of the ability of the material, paper material is actually very similar to the glass or cup.
Steckl and UC doctoral student Duk Young Kim demonstrated that paper could be used as a flexible host material for an electrowetting device. Electrowetting (EW) involves applying an electric field to colored droplets within a display in order to reveal content such as type, photographs and video. Steckl’s discovery that paper could be used as the host material has far-reaching implications considering other popular e-readers on the market such as the Kindle and iPad rely on complex circuitry printed over a rigid glass substrate.
Steckl started to publish his discovery. Steckl predicts this technology will make the e-readers screen more colorful. After all, says Steckl only certain types of paper that has been shown to use a technique like this. And Steckl said that is very interesting. With the right paper, the right process and the right device fabrication technique, you can get results that are as good as you would get on glass, and our results are good enough for a video-style e-reader.
Steckl imagines a future device that is rollable, feels like paper yet delivers books, news and even high-resolution color video in bright-light conditions.
Steckl also said that “Nothing looks better than paper for reading. We hope to have something that would actually look like paper but behave like a computer monitor in terms of its ability to store information. We would have something that is very cheap, very fast, full-color and at the end of the day or the end of the week, you could pitch it into the trash.” It is said by an Ohio Eminent Scholar.
So it turns out the use of e-readers could also be more environmentally friendly than we use of paper. According Steckl, the impact of the findings of the paper can be very large. Not only make it easier for readers to keep it because e-Readers save space, but also cheap and environmentally friendly.
Steckl is currently looking for commercial investors to develop the technology further findings. He hopes to bring this technology to consumers at least three more years.