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    New Thin Film Transistor May Lead to Flexible Electronics

    New Thin Film Transistor May Lead to Flexible Electronics Researchers have invented a thin film transistor that could lead to the development of flexible electronic devices with applications such as display technology, medical imaging and renewable energy production. Researchers were exploring new uses for thin film transistors (TFT), which are most commonly found in low-power, […]

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    Researchers have invented a thin film transistor that might lead to the development of flexible electronicgadgets with applications which include display technology, medical imaging and renewable energymanufacturing. Researchers were exploring new makes use of for skinny movie transistors (TFT), which might be mostcommonly observed in low-energy, low-frequency gadgets like a computer show display screen. Efforts […]