14 Apr '12, 12pm

Why Eggs Have a Place in Your iPad

Why Eggs Have a Place in Your iPad

The search for low-cost sustainable materials for electronic goods is taking researchers into some strange places, and now a team of scientists from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan has followed a trail that leads straight to the barnyard. The team has successfully demonstrated that plain, unmodified egg white – aka albumen – can function effectively as an insulating material in an emerging class of electronic switches called organic field-effect transistors . Organic transistors and electronics Field-effect transistors are the “main logic units” of daily life in our electronic-based society. From their invention in the 1940′s until recently, they have been made with inorganic materials, primarily silicon. The addition of organic materials to the mix offers the potential for a significant reduction in manufacturing costs, since they can be sprayed over a large area...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/14/scientists-use-egg-wh...

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