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Researchers Develop Bendable Substrate

Researchers have created a flexible substrate in which they embedded single-molecule-thick electronic components. The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul University, and Rice University scientists say their test polyimide substrate holds up to bending and twisting that would typically destroy other electronic devices. They created more than 500, 3-centimeter-square devices that connected through their terminals to a DC power source to determine whether they lost conductivity during the process of repeated bending. The researchers, who say there were no failures, note that they will continue their testing and that they hope their work will lead to a foldable cellular telephone. They published their work in Nature Nanotechnology. (PhysOrg)(Nature Nanotechnology)

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