E-ink is a specific type of electronic paper manufactured by the E Ink Corporation and is used in a wide variety of ebook readers including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo eReader. E-ink is an electrophoretic display composed of hundreds of thousands of light and dark nanoparticles suspended between two plates of electrostatically-charged glass. The precise application of current to the display panel attracts or repels the nanoparticles and creates the image. E-ink is well suited for reading where the slow refresh rate is inconsequential.
- By Jason Fitzpatrick on 02/6/13