Molecules/Matter & Energy

Electrifying ink, superelastic alloys, knotty molecules and more in this week's news

By Science News, 17:06 PM July 1, 2011

Electrifying ink
New electricity-conducting ink can be used to make flexible electronic devices. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory created a silver-nanoparticle ink that smoothly flows through a rollerball pen tip without leaking, skipping or clogging and remains stable for months. The team then drew electrodes on ordinary office paper and, with a few other ingredients, used the paper to create a flexible sheet of lig...

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