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Researchers developing banknotes with electronic circuits

Posted on Friday, December 24 2010 @ 15:50:01 CET by


Counterfeiting money may become a lot harder in the future as a team of German and Japanese researchers are developing a new technique that makes it possible to stamp simple electronic circuits onto banknotes.
Silicon-based electronic circuits are clearly too thick to be incorporated into thin and fragile banknotes, but semiconducting organic molecules might be a viable alternative.

A team of German and Japanese researchers created arrays of thin-film transistors (TFTs) by carefully depositing gold, aluminium oxide and organic molecules directly onto the notes through a patterned mask, building up the TFTs layer by layer.
More info at NewScientist.



 



 

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