Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » E »

electronic paper

Invented by Xerox at Xerox PARC, electronic paper (also known as epaper) is made from a display technology called gyricon.

A gyricon sheet is a thin piece of transparent plastic that contains millions of small beads. Each bead--half white half black--is contained in an oil-filled cavity and is free to rotate within its cavity.

Epaper is electrically writable and erasable and can be re-used 1000s of times. When voltage is applied to the surface of the sheet, the beads rotate to display either their black sides or white sides. Images of pictures and text are created when a pattern of voltages are sent to the paper. The image will remain until the voltage pattern changes.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
What You Don't Read Can Hurt You

Does this sound familiar? An online service promises to help your small business cut costs, increase productivity, make your coffee and walk your... Read More »

Who's Moving Ahead in Cloud Computing?

The future remains, well, cloudy. But either way: Amazon, look out. Microsoft is gaining fast. Read More »

We Can't Give Up on Privacy!

Even new and emerging technologies that can make our lives easier, safer and healthier can jeopardize our privacy. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »