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Web Date: December 6, 2017

High-performance, flexible electronics printed on paper

Paper-based graphene and molybdenum disulfide transistors could send data from medical or environmental sensors to the cloud
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: Electronic materials, flexible electronics, paper electronics, graphene, molybdenum disulfide, 2-D materials

Electronics makers seem determined to connect more and more objects to the internet. But if they’re going to cover urban infrastructure, the environment, and even our bodies with electronic sensors, they also need to think about the expense and environmental impacts of these devices, says Deji Akinwande, an electrical engineer at the University of Texas, Austin.

To address this, Akinwande wanted to make a key component for flexible electronics—radiofrequency transistors needed . . .

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