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3M Patterned Silver Nanowire Film

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Touch screens could become larger and more flexible thanks to these transparent films made of silver nanowires. The films, which 3M is producing for device makers, use nanotechnology from a startup called Cambrios. Its wires, which are a few nanometers in diameter and a few micrometers long, come suspended in inks; Cambrios claims that electrodes made from these inks are more conductive and transparent than the most commonly used materials and can be rolled and unrolled more than 100,000 times without breaking, making curvy or foldable devices possible. In contrast, today's touch screens are made of brittle indium tin oxide films, which limits their size and design.

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Publication:MIT Technology Review
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Date:Mar 1, 2014
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