Zinc oxide nanocrystals are a promising new material that could be used to make spray-on electronic components for ultra-thin, lightweight, and bendable displays and devices. The material is versatile and can be incorporated into many components of future technologies including mobile phones and computers. Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have reviewed production strategies, capabilities, and potential applications of zinc oxide nanocrystals in the journal Chemical Reviews. The team found that zinc oxide nanocrystals can be formulated into ink and deposited as an ultra-thin coating. The process is like ink-jet printing or airbrush painting, but the coating is hundreds to thousands of times thinner than a conventional paint layer. These coatings can be made highly transparent to visible light, yet also highly electrically conductive – two fundamental characteristics needed for making touchscreen displays. The nanocrystals can also be deposited at low temperatures, allowing coatings on flexible substrates, such as plastic, that are resilient to flexing and bending.
Modern scientific research does not confine itself to any restricted boundary. Nowadays, it is all about interdisciplinary research. In 2012, Nobel Prize for Chemistry (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/)was awarded to two eminent biologists, Prof. Robert J Lefkowitz and Prof. Brian Kobika, for their crucial contribution in unveiling the signalling mechanism of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). It’s a lifetime work […]
Neurodegenerative disorders are a group of diseases that are characterized by the progressive loss of neurons. These diseases are often caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins, which can damage and kill neurons. Lanosterol is a natural sterol that is found in the body. It has been shown to improve proteasome activity and prevent protein […]
Ion migration in perovskite materials is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can lead to device degradation and performance loss. On the other hand, it can be exploited for new applications, such as energy harvesting and storage. Latest advances in ion migration research for simultaneous energy harvesting and storage: In a recent study, […]