silver and gold nanowires to improve touch screens
Scientists at Stanford University say silver and gold-based rice noodles can improve the flexibility and durability of touch screens.
The researchers say the wires can be embedded in flexible plastic instead of broken protective glass when dropped, which can reduce the weight of the touch screen device and extend its life. \"It\'s a roll-to-
Like a printed newspaper, rolling.
This is very fast and can be done at a very low cost, \"Yu Cui, a Stanford University scientist, quoted
As said, the author of this paper.
Touch screens made of thin plastic coated with silver and gold can be produced faster than glass panels --
In fact, 100 times faster.
Although the screens are made of gold and silver, they are still cheap, Cui said.
The total amount of precious metals in each screen is so small that the price has not risen significantly.
Cui said that the connection between silver nano wires is good, but not very large.
His team managed to improve the conductivity of the nano wires by merging them with a small amount of gold.
The team is also trying to make longer, thinner silver nano wires, which will make the screen more transparent and improve the current conduction through them.
The thin metal mesh formed by the Nano Wire is flexible and glued to various materials.
When applied to plastic, the material can be bent, bent or dropped, the screen will not break and will still be charged.
The silver Nano Wire can also be used as an electrode for solar cells, which can turn light into electricity, Cui said.
Flexible silver, gold noodle screens can replace hard glass screens.
Based on the electrode.
Unlike many technologies that have significant lag times between development and application, Cui says his technology can be used \"immediately.
\"Machines that produce a large number of newspapers every day can assemble touch screens and electrode rolls instead of solar panels.
The study has been published in the journal ACS Nano.