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Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays
February 9, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves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 IllinoisFull Story
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