September 5, 2013
Future touchscreens* will be flexible, cheap, and give you finer touch-control.
The secret: replace currently used indium tin oxide (ITO) — which is expensive, rare, and worse, brittle — with cheap, flexible metal nanowires that can even be sprayed on.
Unfortunately, there has been no simple way to design a touchscreen using nanowires that will provide an optimum combination of low resistance, evenness, and transparency.
It’s trial-and-error:… read more