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Professor to Develop Electronic Devices Made Entirely of Paper

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gloved fingers hold bendable paper-based electronics

Paper-based electronics would help address the issue of electronic waste.

Credit: Binghamton University

Binghamton University Professor Seokheun (Sean) Choi is lo0king to build paper-based circuit boards and related parts, using a $400,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to fund development of what he calls integrated papertronics.

The primary goal is to print multilayered, high-performance circuit boards on paper using densely concentrated, highly conductive metallic wires, and to create flexible paper-based components that can be integrated into those papertronic systems.

"All previous work with paper-based printed circuit boards had to use off-the-shelf electronic components," says Choi. "We want to replace those components with paper-based capacitors, registers, and transistors."

"My long-term goal is to create . . . an entirely paper-based system," he says.

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