Scientist explains OLEDs by electrocuting a pickle

How do OLED TVs from Sony and LG work? MIT professor Vladimir Bulovic explains using a glowing pickle and an accent to die for.

How do OLED TVs from Sony and LG work? MIT professor Vladimir Bulovic explains using a glowing pickle and an accent to die for. Essentially, electrons pass through the pickle (or any other active organic matter) and charge the substance. When positive and negative charges collide, they release a photon (light).

This pickle represents just one of millions of OLEDs in a potential display. It also means that Vlassic stock will skyrocket if they can only cut those Bread and Butter chips a little bit smaller.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

About the author
 

Discuss Scientist explains OLEDs by electrocuting...

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Articles from CNET
Insane flying semi-trailer sets jump record, nearly takes out building