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Samsung Creates Full-Color Display Using Quantum Dots

Samsung Electronics Co.  has succeeded in developing the world's first full-color display using quantum dots, paving the way for producing large displays that are brighter, cheaper and more advanced.

The South Korean tech giant said that its researchers made a prototype of a four-inch, full-color display through a new way of display patterning, which will enable producing a large scale display using quantum dots.

The result was published in science journal Nature Photonics this week.

Displays using quantum dots, a form of semiconductor, are seen as the next generation of display technology that will improve brightness, visibility and power efficiency of organic light-emitting display (OLED) materials found in electronic gadgets.  

The breakthrough follows Samsung's development of mono-color display using quantum dots in 2009.

"The research is meaningful in that it showed the potential for developing large-scale displays using quantum dots," said Kim Jong-min, who led the research team.

Samsung is the world's largest maker of computer memory chips and flat-screen display panels.

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