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E-Ink

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.

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