Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a new material which could be used in wearable electronics.
GraphExeter is a graphene based material, which was originally developed as a flexible alternative for indium tin oxide (ITO). To overcome the problem of conductivity in graphene, the team sandwiched a layer of ferric chloride molecules between two sheets of the material. The new substance could also be used in smart materials and mirrors, such as an embedded mp3 player, according to the website Gizmag.
The team is now working on a spray on version of the material to increase its potential use in such applications.
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