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Penn develops computer model that will help design flexible touchscreens
September 3, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less-expensive--and flexible--touchscreens.Full Story
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