|05-01-2006, 07:28 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Nano-skins to provide bendy and flexible e-paper
Well, we're not talking here about some new sleek'n'sexy skin protector for your iPod. A team of researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York has developed a new process to make "nano-skins", with organized arrays of nanotubes embedded throughout, that would conduct electricity for applications like bendy electronic displays, electronic papers and sensors. Nanotube arrays normally are held together by weak forces that don't always maintain their shape when transferred, but the team has developed a new procedure that allows them to transfer arrays of nanotubes into a traditional polymer matrix without disturbing the shape, size, or alignment of the nanotubes.
Just what we need, another prospective candidate to provide us the necessary material to commercialize our much sought-after electronic paper.
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