Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

It could be used to create something like an internal internet, connecting organs and tissue with sensors in a seamless network. Flexible electronics have been a hot topic in research for years, and scientists have made real progress in transforming parts of those bulky motherboards in your laptop into impossibly thin, gold leaf wiring that can go on your skin like a temporary tattoo. But look a bit deeper into most of these projects, and you learn there’s a pretty big catch: Yes, the wires themselves are flexible. But somewhere, there’s still a blocky processor full of inflexible transistors—the on/off switches that power calculations in computers—that’s made the same way they’ve always been made. And that’s a big problem, especially when it comes to the promise of wearables in medicine; internal medical devices need to flex and squish with your soft tissue.Read Full Story

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread, Wed 21 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread, Wed 21 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

The future of wearables? Linen thread that can be sewn into your body

It could be used to create something like an internal internet, connecting organs and tissue with sensors in a seamless network. Flexible electronics have been a hot topic in research for years, ...

Mon 26 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Thread-based transistors promise fully flexible electronics

Transistors made from linen thread could lead to completely flexible electronics that conform to different shapes and allow free movement without compromising function, claim engineers at Tufts ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from The Engineer

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Newswise

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