Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Media issued by RMIT University
Imagine dropping your phone and seeing it bounce rather than  break. Research at RMIT University is bringing that day closer. The research, supported by Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the ARC to Dr Bhaskaran  and Dr Sharath Sriram, is advancing transparent bendable electronics for use in  science fiction-like gadgets - unbreakable rubber-like phones, rollable tablets  and even functional clothing. Researchers from RMIT's Functional Materials and  Microsystems research group have developed a new method to transfer electronics  with versatile functionality, which are usually made on rigid silicon, onto a  flexible surface.