A team of scientists have created elastic conductors using silver nanowires, which are said to offer several advantages over other materials used in the past (Photo: Dr. Yong Zhu)
The silver nanowires are said to offer several advantages over carbon nanotubes (Photo: Dr. Yong Zhu)
Earlier this year, a team led by North Carolina State University’s Dr. Yong Zhu reported success in creating elastic conductors made from carbon nanotubes. Such conductors could be used in stretchable electronics, which could in turn find use in things like bendable displays, smart fabrics, or even touch-sensitive robot skin. Now, he has made some more elastic conductors, but this time using silver nanowires – according to Zhu, they offer some big advantages over carbon nanotubes.
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