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Making electronics flexible opens up a world of possibilities—from video screens
embedded in soldiers’ uniforms to X-ray detectors that can wrap around natural gas
pipes to detect leaks.
ASU’s Flexible Electronics and Display Center (FEDC) has produced the world’s largest flexible X-ray detector and the world’s largest flexible OLED display, using mixed oxide thin film transistors. FEDC was launched in 2004 through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army and has involved more than 40 industry partners. The program has resulted in 14 patents and was cited by CNN as one of the top 10 ideas of 2013.