Researchers develop skin backplanes using carbon nanotubes

12/19/2011 | IEEE Spectrum online

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are touting a carbon nanotube material designed for providing artificial skin with a pliable backplane. The electronic skin panels are made of flexible and active-matrix backplanes with thin film transistors. "This technology, in combination with inkjet printing of metal contacts, should provide lithography-free fabrication of low-cost flexible and stretchable electronics in the future," said researcher Ali Javey.

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