Breakthrough in flexible touchscreen technology

A new design of touchscreen technology that uses metal nanowires could enable flexible touchscreens that are cheaper to make, new research has found.

A key element of touchscreen technology - transparent conductors - are made of a material that has so far hampered the creation of flexible touchscreen devices.

However, the metal nanowires are suspended in liquid and can be sprayed or painted onto an either flexible or rigid surface. Modelling is continuing for optimal levels of transparency, resistance and processing methods to improve the performance of the nanowire networks.

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