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2012-01-24 20:12:45

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for creating elastic conductors made of carbon nanotubes, which will contribute to large-scale production of the material for use in a new generation of elastic electronic devices. “We´re optimistic that this new approach could lead to large-scale production of stretchable conductors, which would then expedite research and development of elastic electronic devices,” says Dr. Yong Zhu, an assistant...

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2011-12-14 05:49:35

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Solution-based Fabrication Technique Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make “smart devices” nearly ubiquitous. Among the applications that have been envisioned are electronic pads that could be folded away like paper, coatings that could monitor surfaces for cracks and other structural failures, medical bandages that could treat infections and...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...

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2011-01-11 23:27:14

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created the first coils of silicon nanowire on a substrate that can be stretched to more than double their original length, moving us closer to incorporating stretchable electronic devices into clothing, implantable health-monitoring devices, and a host of other applications."In order to create stretchable electronics, you need to put electronics on a stretchable substrate, but electronic materials themselves tend to be rigid and fragile,"...

2010-03-24 16:41:30

Biocompatible electronics could enable new surgical applications CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "” Arrhythmic hearts soon may beat in time again, with minimal surgical invasion, thanks to flexible electronics technology developed by a team of University of Illinois researchers, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Northwestern University. These biocompatible silicon devices could mark the beginning of a new wave of surgical electronics. Co-senior author John...

2009-06-18 10:35:25

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing a method to precisely control the fabrication of stretchable electronics. The scientists said stretchable electronics would enable electronic devices to be embedded in clothing, surgical gloves or other flexible materials. But the concept is difficult to engineer because electrical wiring tends to be damaged as the material twists. The MIT research team launched the project as an analysis of the wrinkling and delamination of...

2009-06-15 16:27:50

A study of stickers peeling from windows could lead to a new way to precisely control the fabrication of stretchable electronics, according to a team of researchers including one at MIT.Stretchable electronics, which would enable electronic devices embedded into clothing, surgical gloves, electronic paper or other flexible materials, have proven difficult to engineer because the electrical wiring tends to be damaged as the material twists.A study published in the online edition of the...

2009-01-26 14:11:37

U.S. scientists say they have created stretchable electronics that allow extreme bending and straining without a reduction in performance. University of Miami Professor Jizhou Song, Professor John Rogers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University Professor Yonggang Huang said they developed a new design for stretchable electronics that can be wrapped around complex shapes, without a reduction in electronic function. The researchers said the new strategy is based on...


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