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Sunday, September 25, 2022

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Coming soon, foldable electronics



Researchers at the the University’s Texas Center for Superconductivity have developed a transparent and stretchable conductor that can bring about innovative ways of creating and integrating technology and photoelectronics.

The gold nanomesh electrodes may have the potential to make light, foldable phones and television sets.

The electrodes were created by Zhifeng Ren, a physicist at the University and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, and research associates in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, according to

Gold was used instead of silver or copper because of its natural resistance to oxidation and ability to conduct energy even upon being stretched, though increased electrical resistance was noted.

Ren and his associates’ research was published online at Nature Communications and was written about by The New York Times.

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