They create the first semiconductor for flexible telephones
It is biodegradable, recyclable and installs television screens and other electronic devices
The arrival of flexible smartphones is seems closer and closer. The big brands have registered numerous patents that point their landing in stores.
Universities and research centers are also contributing their small grain of sand. This is the case of the Australian National University (ANU) that has created a recyclable and biodegradable semiconductor.
"For the first time we have developed an ultrathin electronic component with excellent semiconductor properties. It is an organic and inorganic hybrid structure flexible and thin enough to be used in future technologies for cell phones and screens, "explains Larry Lu, ANU researcher.
Its hybrid structure allows to convert electricity into light efficiently to be used in mobile phones, television screens and other electronic devices.
"With these semiconductors we have the potential to make phones as powerful as today's supercomputers," says Ankur Sharma.
The organic component of this semiconductor was made molecule by molecule, in a manner similar to 3D printing, in a process called chemical vapor deposition.