Jun 5, 2017

Making flexible electronics with nanowire networks

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, nanotechnology

A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user’s touch. But as many people know, it’s easy to break key elements of the transparent, electrically conductive layers that make up even the sturdiest rigid touchscreen. If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, they can’t use existing touchscreen technology.

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Your smartphone can’t do this – yet. (Image: Peter Sobolev)

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