Harvard researchers developed a new computer program that can predict new material designs. Scientists from Stanford used the software to create a new organic semiconductor which conducts charge faster then silicon - and so can be used make transistors used in OLED displays. While this is just a demonstration of the new software, it shows great promise for new material designs.
According to the researchers, transistors made from the new material operate 10 times faster then amorphous silicon transistors - this is the second-fastest organic semiconductor ever made. The researchers say that this material could be used in industrial applications, but the experiment has more significance as a proof of principle for their methods for using computers to develop new organic materials.