Flexible Electronics Created with Hybrid 3-D Printing

Scientists from Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Air Force Research Laboratory have joined forces to create a new method for the digital design and printing of flexible electronics.

Graphene-Based Transparent Electrodes for Flexible OLEDs

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a component that could make flexible OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) displays actually work—a transparent electrode made from graphene.
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This Machine Can 3D Print Custom Wiring

A new technique combines 3D printing with laser annealing to produce intricate conductive metallic structures on demand. This method could be used to make flexible electronics, sensors, and small antennas. A... Read More...

Paper Joins the Internet of Things

A ubiquitous office and school supply has just gotten a technical upgrade. A team of researchers from the University of Washington, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have given paper sensing abilities so that just like modern devices, items made from paper can respond to swipes and taps and connect to the digital world.

Optical Nanocavity Could Improve 2D Electronics

A team of electrical engineering researchers placed a 2D semiconductor (MoS2) on top of an optical nanocavity. The structure improved the material’s absorption of light, so it could absorb 70 percent of a laser that was projected onto it. This approach could lead to more efficient and flexible electronics.