Researchers Use Nanoresonators to Create Ultra-High Resolution Displays

By Lowell Heddings on August 28th, 2010

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new technology that can make pixels 8 times smaller than the pixels on the iPhone 4. Impressive!

The pixels in the nanoresonator displays are about ten times smaller than those on a typical computer screen, and about eight times smaller than the pixels on the iPhone 4, which are about 78 microns, according to Guo. Such pixel densities could make the technology useful in projection displays, as well as wearable, bendable or extremely compact displays, according to the researchers.

To demonstrate the technology, the University of Michigan researchers used it to create what’s said to be the smallest-ever color rendition of the school’s logo. At about 12 x 8 microns, it’s said to be about 1/6th the width of a human hair. (Shown above, the “M” appears slightly blurry only because it has been magnified thousands of times, the researchers say.)

Nanoresonators create ultra-high-res displays [Linux for Devices via HN]

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  • Published 08/28/10
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