Parent Interventions: Navigating through the Pandemic  |  Health Monitor: Attention and Memory Deficits in People Who Experienced Mild Covid  |  Parent Interventions: How can we Revert Peanut Allergies in Children?  |  Teacher Insights: Play Based Learning has a Positive Impact on Child's Learning and Development  |  Health Monitor: Social Media Use Likely to Affect the Physical Health of a Person  |  Parent Interventions: How to Deal with Developmental Language Disorder in Children  |  Health Monitor: Lifestyle Interventions from Early Childhood Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases  |  Teacher Insights: Teacher Expectations Can Have Powerful Impact on Students Academic Achievement  |  Policy Indications: Make Sure the Digital Technology Works for Public Good  |  Teacher Insights: The Significance of Social Emotional Learning Curriculum in Schools  |  Health Monitor: Forgetting is a Form of Learning  |  Higher Studies: University of Manchester Invites Application for LLB and LLM Programmes   |  Health Monitor: Is There a Blue Spot Inside our Brain?  |  Parent Interventions: Babies born during the Pandemic Performs Lower during Developmental Screening  |  Policy Indications: Invest in Structural Steel R&D : Prof BS Murty  |  
December 17, 2021 Friday 12:25:16 PM IST

Semiconductors that Stretch like Human Skin

From rigid substrates, semi conductors are moving towards new, flexible substrates which have led to the fabrication of numerous devices. The Georgia tech researchers have created a material that acts like a second skin layer and is up to 200% more stretchable than its original dimension without significantly losing its electric current. The researchers say the soft flexible photo detectors could enhance the utility of medical wearable sensors and implantable devices, among other applications.

The new semiconductor has properties similar to that of a rubber band. When conventional semi conductors break under strain, this new semiconductor is soft and stretchable and still has all the properties of a solid and rigid semiconductor. It is a super-soft material with the ability to generate and conduct electricity when exposed to light and he materials’ stretchability, especially given that a single layer was 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

Comments