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UK Researchers Report “Breakthrough” in Plastic Circuit Fabrication

Researchers at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory say they have made a breakthrough in manufacturing plastic electronic circuits that makes them faster, more flexible, and more affordable to produce. Using a process based on solution-processed organic semiconductor manufacturing, they say they've been able to make high performance plastic circuits using a simple process. They use ambipolar organic materials, which eliminate the need for a device to have two different active materials. The substance they use is in the form of an ink that can be printed and can function at room temperature. The researchers say this development could lead to the design of new products, such as interactive business cards, as well as the manufacturing of lighter, flexible versions of existing technologies. The research was published in Advanced Materials. (PhysOrg.com)(University of Cambridge)(Advanced Materials)

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