Stanford researchers synthesize printable, electrically conductive gel
Stanford researchers have invented an electrically conductive gel that is quick and easy to make, can be patterned onto surfaces with an inkjet printer and demonstrates unprecedented electrical performance. The Jell-O-like material may have applications in areas as widespread as energy storage, medical sensors and biofuel cells. It is a kind of conducting hydrogel – a jelly that feels and behaves like biological tissues, but conducts electricity like a metal or semiconductor.
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