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Inkjet Printed, Laser-Treated Graphene Enables Paper Electronics

A team of researchers from Iowa State University have developed a new method for treating inkjet printed graphene with a pulsed UV laser process to transform inkjet-printed graphene into a conductive, flexible material suitable for wearable or disposable technology applications.

Conductors and “Conductive Paths” – What Is Really Happening (And why should anyone care?)

When people are asked what is the most commonly used component in electrical or electronic circuits, the typical answers are “Well, of course everyone knows its resistors”, or “It must be capacitors”, and even sometimes “Nothing operates without transistors”. In fact, none of those answers are correct; the real answer is that conductors are the most common type of component.