Nanoengineers Discover New Techniques to Make Semiconductor Materials Flexible

University of California nanoengineers have developed new techniques that could lead to molecularly stretchable electronics. The team experimented with different materials to determine how they would conform to a basketball.

Through their experiments, they found using wet chemistry in the lab they could make new semiconducting rubber materials that would conform to non-planar surfaces without wrinkling. The team is continuing its research to make these polymers feature extreme elasticity, be biodegradable and can self-repair. These polymers could be used in implantable biomedical devices and prosthetic applications.

Read more about the other discovers made by the team at the University of California.