New flexible electrode could mean the end of smashed screen


Students at the University of Akron claim to have developed a new flexible material that could mean the end of cracked displays.

Dr. Yu Zhu and the his students say that the material, made of a layer of transparent electrodes, is flexible, durable and more efficient than current smartphone display technology. The team also explain that the material could be produced more cheaply than indium tin oxide, which is currently used in phone screens.

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If you have ever experienced the inconvenience and the cost of replacing a screen on your phone you will no doubt be excited by these claims and findings, however with all new materials we could be in for a long wait before manufactures start to use the technology.

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