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Web Date: December 18, 2015

Sketchable, Stretchable Circuits

Electronics: A regular pen can be filled with ink made of silver salt and rubber to make stretchy, conductive traces
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: conductive ink, silver ink, silver nanoparticles, hand-written circuit, paper circuit

Want to string together some holiday lights? Or test an idea for a circuit? A new elastic silver ink could let users jot down electrical circuits and wiring on walls and paper with a regular ballpoint pen (ACS Nano, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05082).

The ink, made of silver salt and adhesive rubber, sticks to various surfaces, and the resulting circuits stay . . .

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