Consumer electronics devices that are able to bend? That sounds like an extremely interesting proposition for sure, and it has yet to catch on, but we have seen some examples in recent times such as the LG G Flex (which is also a self-healing handset, at least for its exterior case). This just goes to show how the likes of LG has already managed to achieve a bendable display to a certain extent as depicted above, but a team of scientists at the University of Houston might be on to something better this time around. This bunch of researchers have managed to figure out a way to use a gold nanomesh material in order to create a flexible, conductive and transparent surface for electronics. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Talk about finding a new and novel method of using gold nanowires in order to create a mesh material! This particular material has been embedded on a transparent polymer. Why gold, you ask? Well, it has proven itself to be the far more ideal material compared to previously tested metals, including silver and copper, since it does not oxidize all that easily to deliver superior long-term conductivity. Testing out this material requires scientists to stretch it up to 160%, now how about that? Does this mean we will see newer flexible electronics in the future? [Press Release]
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