Research involving nanoscale dimensions enable development of innovative materials to help solve challenges in the world you live in. As an example, printing electronic circuitry on flexible and stretchable backplanes could revolutionize a number of industries, including smart devices. Berkeley Lab’s Javey Research Group has developed a carbon nanotube backplane that, in combination with inkjet printing of metal contacts,should allow cost-effective mass production of flexible and stretchable electronics. Read more about nanotechnology research results in DOE’s collections .
Kathleen Chambers, OSTI Staff