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January 8th, 2008

Printable, Flexible Carbon-Nanotube Transistors

Abstract:
Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Brewer Science, Inc. have used carbon nanotubes as the basis for a high-speed thin-film transistors printed onto sheets of flexible plastic. Their method may allow large-area electronic circuits to be printed onto almost any flexible substrate at low cost and in mass quantities.

Applications for these flexible electronics include electronic paper, RFID (radio frequency identification) tags to track goods and people, and "smart skins," which are materials and coatings containing electronic circuitry that can indicate changes in temperature or pressure, such as on aircraft or other objects.

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