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Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

IANS  |  Beijing 

Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible

Fulfilled by researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, the harvest was published in journal "Nature Materials", reports

is common in metals while it is rarely observed in inorganic semiconductors, especially at room temperature. Most materials are brittle and cannot bend, pull or compress.

The newly-discovered a-Ag2S is ductile like and easily changes shape instead of breaking under outer deformation, according to the research.

The material is expected to be applied in flexible such as

For the application of flexible electronics, the research team also produced a thin film made of a-Ag2S and found that it had great deformability and good electrical properties.



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 11:40 IST