Robots & Machines

Researchers Create Glowing Nanocellulose Paper

Martin RossJune 27th 2015
  • Experts have long predicted the coming age of flexible electronics, and researchers around the world have been working on multiple fronts to reach that goal.
  • Now, a team of Chinese scientists have developed a thin, clear nanocellulose paper made out of wood flour and infused it with biocompatible quantum dots – tiny, semiconducting crystals – made out of zinc and selenium.
  • The paper glowed at room temperature and could be rolled and unrolled without cracking.

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