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Crumpling approach enhances photodetectors' light responsivity
April 6, 2016
NSF-funded researchers have demonstrated a new approach to modifying the light absorption and stretchability of atomically thin two-dimensional materials by surface topographic engineering using only mechanical strain. The highly flexible system has future potential for wearable technology and integrated biomedical optical sensing technology when combined with flexible light-emitting diodes.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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