Move over organics, flexable silicon may be on the way
Subject: General Tech | September 17, 2013 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: organic, flexible silicon
Researchers in Saudi Arabia have invented a new way of creating flexible and semi-transparent MOSFETs using silicon which is much less convoluted and expensive than the current methods. This is of great benefit as the organic materials being used in current flexible electronics are significantly slower than their inorganic counterparts, though cheaper and easier to produce. If this breakthrough is able to scale up to commercial levels high resolution flexible displays with quick response times might not be as far away as previously thought. Nanotechweb has the details of the research for you to look at.
"A new, low-cost, state-of-the-art CMOS compatible process to make flexible and semi-transparent silicon-based circuits has been unveiled by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The technique is an important step forward to making high-performance flexible and transparent computers, says the team."
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