A graphite-based material, a foldable and transparent material which can be bent, twisted and stretched without damaging it, with multiple electronic applications in a wide range of products, was developed by researchers at the University of Hyderabad, in central India. The material can easily be used for manufacturing electric switches, smartphones, computer keyboards, touch sensors, and even healthcare products.
This foldable and transparent material is a great achievement for Indian scientists
The science team from the Univesity of Hyderabad, directed by Professor Raj Kishore Dash, a renowned researcher at the School of Engineering and Technology Sciences, has developed a flexible and transparent compound, possessing 88 percent optical transparency, with vast applications in electronic devices, microelectromechanical systems, portable sensors, and biomedical devices.
“We are very excited about this development. The very low optical transparent material can be used for the development of future transparent wearable sensors and biomedical devices” says the scientist in the report of the study led by Raj Kishore Dash and his Ph.D. student, Gunda Rajitha.
The new graphite-based material can be used in IT sector, as well as in other activity fields
After this result, new elegant and transparent portable sensors with different uses in electrical switches, computer keyboards, smartphones, healthcare products, and touch sensors will be just around the corner, according to The Hindu Business Line.
This material was achieved by incrustation of graphite, a thin layer of carbon, into a silicon-based organic polymer of dielectric qualities, which is the insulating or a poor conductor of heat or electricity.
A report on the development of the new graphite-based foldable and transparent material has been published in the Sensors And Actuators online journal.
Graphite, on the other hand, is definitely gaining more and more ground in the electronics industry, as it is well-known to be the material of the future because it presents unique properties.
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