UC Irvine physicists discover first transformable nano-scale electronic devices

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Professor Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi and his team (including UCI Ph.D. students Andrew Barabas and Ian Sequeira, undergraduate student Yuhui Yang, and PostDoc Aaron Barajas-Aguilar) at the University of California, Irvine, have been featured in a UCI School of Physical Sciences article for their discovery of nano-scale devices that can change into different forms despite their solid states. 

From UCI News, “What we discovered is that for a particular set of materials, you can make nano-scale electronic devices that aren’t stuck together,” said Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, "The parts can move, and so that allows us to modify the size and shape of a device after it’s been made.” In addition, these findings indicate that that "what was once thought to be fixed and static can be made flexible and dynamic" as Dr. Sanchez-Yamagishi adds.

For more information about their discovery, their findings were also published recently in Science Advances.

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