|
|
|
|
|
7th Rabi-us-Saani 1436 | Friday, Jan 30, 2015
NRIs Corner

Indian-origin scientist creates breakthrough material for soft electronics

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Comments(1)
Melbourne, January 15:

Scientists including one of Indian origin, have created liquid metal marbles coated in nanoparticles, which they hope will advance research in soft electronics and industrial sensing technologies.

Lead investigator Vijay Sivan from RMIT's Platform Technologies Research Institute said that these marbles are like flexible ball bearings, which can endure high impacts and temperatures, and operate like semi-conducting systems, the Herald Sun reported.

According to Sivan, these are still early days but the possibilities of the new platform appear to be "amazing," as it overcomes the limitations of liquid metals.

Sivan said that as it is a liquid metal it can be used in soft electronics where flexibility is needed.

He said that as the marbles have a nanoparticle coating they will not stick on the surface and also by having a functional material as a coating it can be used it like a transistor.

And as a liquid metal, any damage caused in the circuit could be self-healed, he said.

He added that it could be used in optical sensing as a heavy metal sensor and it also has a high sensitivity to gas.

The multidisciplinary team research has been published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. (ANI)

Latest News

Stolen car linked to Indian's disappe...

Stolen car linked to Indian's disappearance in Australia (19:24) Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) A stolen car may have been involved in an India ...

Obama to raise spending on defence, education, health

US President Barack Obama will present his annual budget proposals for the 2016 fiscal year next wee ...

35 killed in Pakistan Shia mosque blast

At least 35 people were killed and over 50 injured as a blast hit a Shia mosque in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh ...

Related News

Indian-origin woman ordered to pay one pound

A Scotland court has ordered an Indian-origin former bank worker, who stole 120,000 pounds (about $1 ...

NRI found dead in hotel

An NRI, settled in Dubai, was found dead at hotel here today where he was staying during his visit to attend a friend's wedding. The dec ...

Indian woman dies in Oman accident

An Indian woman died and three people were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in hit an electric pole i ...

Indian-origin scientist creates breakthrough material for soft e

Thats good news - here's hoping that the scientist would not lose his marbles in the bargain!

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 27690 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kiran Bedi is a safe bet for BJP against a strong Kejriwal?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com