World lightest electronic circuit is almost weightless


You gotta love nowadays tech. Researchers from Asia and Europe were able to create a very thing and light electronic circuit that has transistors and also touch sensors and weighs less than a feather. Now, that’s a feat.

Professor Takao Someya and Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Sekitani of the University of Tokyo, who run an Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) program sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in collaboration with Siegfried Bauer’s group at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria are the heroes of this endeavour.

They developed this circuit mainly for healthcare applications, are only 2 microns thick, and weigh only 3g/sqm. With a bend radius of 5 microns that means that you can simply fold this circuit like any paper and it will be usable even after being folded like that in your fist.

Say what you want, but not even SciFi movies thought of such a circuit that can also be used as robot skin. Imagine having such a senzon implanted under your skin without your knowledge :))

Via DigInfo.

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