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Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays


February 9, 2017

a laser stylus writes on a small array of multifunction pixels Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new light-emitting diodes (LED) arrays that can both emit and detect light. Image courtesy of Moonsub Shim, University of Illinois Full Story

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