Semiconductors that stretch and heal

Featured on Nature News and many more

Polymeric semiconductors have been prepared whose molecular properties make them stretchable and healable — a milestone in the development of sophisticated organic electronic surfaces that mimic human skin.

 

Read more: Semiconductors that stretch and heal

 

How to Give Fake Hands Real Feeling

Featured on MIT Technology Review

In Zhenan Bao’s lab at Stanford, researchers are ­inventing materials for touch-sensitive prosthetics.

 

Read more: How to Give Fake Hands Real Feeling

   

A Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Could Lead to Artificial Muscle

Featured on Stanford News

Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length — and even repair itself if punctured.

 

Read more: A Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Could Lead to Artificial Muscle

 

New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools

Featured on Stanford News and many others

New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools

 

Read more: New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools

   

A Record-setting Way to Make Transparent Conductors: Spread Them Like Butter on Toast

Featured on the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory News

Stanford, SLAC Process Has Potential for Scaling Up to Manufacture Solar Cells, Displays and More.

 

Read more: A Record-setting Way to Make Transparent Conductors: Spread Them Like Butter on Toast

 

Stanford engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell

Featured on Stanford News and many others

Stanford engineers have created a plastic skin-like material that can detect pressure and deliver a Morse code-like signal directly to a living brain cell. The work takes a big step toward adding a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs.

 

Read more: Stanford engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell