Bright Side of News reports nanowires made from gold and silver have the potential to improve touchscreen flexibility and durability.
Silver and gold nanowires will improve touch screen flexibility and durability. That’s the findings of a group of scientists from Stanford University. Rather than the protective glass that shatters when dropped, wires can be embedding in flexible plastics. This both reduces the weight and increases the longevity of touch screen devices.
Team members Hu, Kim, Lee, Peumans, and Cui from the Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering departments co-authored the article, Scalable Coating and Properties of Transparent, Flexible, Silver Nanowire Electrodes in the ACS Nano journal of the American Chemical Society.