QDs Used in ‘Green’ Flexible Paper

Scientists are reporting (in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces) new progress towards flexible electronics. They have developed light-emitting, flexible and transparent paper, using environmentally-friendly materials.

A suction-filtration method was used in the production. The researchers developed a thin, clear nanocellulose paper, made of wood flour. This was infused with ‘biocompatible’ quantum dots, made out of zinc and selenium.

The paper glowed at room temperature and could be rolled and unrolled without cracking, the team said. No more information was available at the time of writing.