The future development of flexible electronics was developed, A better method of predicting the temperature when plastic changes from elastic to brittle, which can accelerate the development of flexible electronics in the future.
Next-generation flexible electronics such as cellphone screens and medical implants will be based on mechanically flexible semiconductor materials.
Accurate predictions about the occurrence of crosslinking temperatures, known as glass transition temperatures, are very important for the design of conductive polymers that remain flexible at room temperature.
Previous work in predicting the glass transition from polymers depends on complex multi-parameter models, but it is still less accurate.
In addition, accurate measurement of experimental transition of conjugated polymer glass is a challenge.
All polymers become brittle when cooled.
Some polymers, such as polystyrene, used in polystyrene glass, become brittle at temperatures above room temperature, while other polymers, such as polyisoprene, used in rubber bands, become brittle at much lower temperatures. The future development of flexible electronics was developed.
Researchers have found a way to measure the glass transition temperature by tracking the mechanical properties of ombre and laying the foundation for understanding the relationship between glass transition and structure.
Subsequent studies determined the glass transition for 32 different polymers by measuring mechanical properties as a function of temperature.
This progress, combined with data on various polymers in our next study, shows a simple relationship between chemical structure and glass transition.
Therefore, we can now predict the point of contraction of the chemical structure.
This work allows researchers to predict glass transition temperatures from the chemical structures of conductive polymers before they are synthesized for use in electronics.
Most polymers that are currently used are fragile and inflexible, so this progress can accelerate the development of flexible electronics. The future development of flexible electronics was developed.
We now want to use our conductive polymer design model to make electronics that are very flexible and elastic. said the researcher.
Researchers say: We also want to advance our model to find boundaries and see where the model falls apart.